Spring can be a transition season: a good time to clear out the effects of winter and look at what needs to be made ready for summer.
Here are nine things you can do in the spring to make you home more energy efficient:
Spring-cleaning involves making sure all the fans in your home are working properly and are dust-free. Regularly wash or replace filters.
Change the airflow on your ceiling fan
Make sure you change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fan. In the winter, let the fan push warm air toward the floor and in summer, switch the direction and draw air upward, cooling the room and ensuring constant airflow.
Insulated, thermal-backed drapes
In preparing for the summer, consider investing in some insulated, thermal-backed drapes for your windows.
Air conditioning system
Before buying an air conditioning unit or system, find out its energy efficiency ratio (EER). Calculate the EER by dividing the unit’s cooling capacity (BTU’s/hour) by its … Read Full Post »