17 Apr Spring Energy-Saving Tips for Your Dayton Home
Spring Energy-Saving Tips
- Use natural ventilation. When the weather outside gets comfortable, open up your windows, and let fresh air ventilate your home. Spring is great for opening windows as soon as you awaken, and let cool morning air into your home. This will delay the time of day when you have to turn on your A/C. Be sure to close your windows before the sun goes down.
- Use fans to aid spring cooling. A ceiling fan can provide a cooling effect in the home. This allows you to delay running the A/C or to set it a few degrees higher than you usual. Make sure the fan rotation is set on counterclockwise, so the air is blowing downward.
- Get a programmable thermostat. If you don’t, make sure you adjust your standard thermostat to increase energy saving. You don’t need to completely cool or heat your living space when nobody’s home, and most home occupants don’t mind cooler temperatures at night in the spring.
- Seal air leaks in your home’s exterior. Once it starts getting hot outdoors, warm air will infiltrate into your home, forcing your A/C to work hard and waste energy. Try to replace worn or missing weatherstripping on door jambs and window sashes, and use caulk or expanding spray foam to seal up gaps and cracks in your home’s exterior.
- Schedule spring maintenance. Be sure to schedule a spring maintenance tune-up for your air conditioning system. This will enable your system to ready to perform reliably and efficiently throughout the spring and summer.
For more spring energy-saving tips, please contact Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning in the Dayton area.