Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saving Energy in Your Home This Summer

Unplug appliances after uses by plugging all appliances in to a power strip and turning it off at the end of use. This helps stop the use of phantom energy, which is the energy still being used while your appliances are plugged in but turned off.

Seal up leaks and cracks in your house with insulation. This helps with the release of cool air and the intake of warm air in the summer.

Remember to turn off the lights when you leave the room. Also, if it’s a nice day out, just let the natural light come in and light your home.

Change your air conditioning filters every spring and check your AC to make sure that it is working properly. Try to avoid turning on the AC for as long as you can, and open the windows and enjoy the fresh spring air.

When you are away from home, close the blinds and curtains so that your house will naturally stay cool.

Really want to say some dollars this summer? Hang your laundry out to dry outside and reap the savings from not using your dryer. Dryers are often huge energy sappers!

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