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Understand your energy bill. The information on a typical energy bill can be confusing, but understanding it can go a long way to helping you get to grips with your energy use at home.


The Top 10 Money and Energy-Saving Tips for Spring 2022

1. Weatherproof your home


According to estimates, 20 percent of the air moving through the system leaks. Drafty windows and leaky doors put a strain on air conditioning systems, causing them to function harder to reach the desired temperature.

2. Replace Old Windows


Old residential windows can bring direct sunlight into your home, making it significantly hotter. Thanks to technology advancements, you can now prevent unwanted heat from coming into the house with Energy Star-certified windows.

3. Use Programmable Thermostat


Since heating and cooling cover up most of your energy bill, using a programmable thermostat is one way to lower the figure. It can automatically adjust the temperature according to programmed settings to save energy and maintain a consistent comfort level.

4. Service Air Conditioners


Dust and debris can quickly cover up air filters and make them dirty. Clogged air filters also put a strain on the air conditioner’s performance, causing it to consume more energy than usual to compensate for and reach the desired temperature.

5. Update Lighting Choices


Lighting up your home for less is nothing but one of the wisest energy-saving tips for spring. According to Energy.gov, lighting contributes to, on average, 15 percent of the total electricity usage.

6. Opt for Professional Installation


Incorrect installation can increase your energy bills because the direction of the air conditioning system plays a vital role. Not only does it decline the unit’s durability but also its cooling efficiency.

7. Use Ceiling Fans


Using ceiling fans on less hot days significantly reduces energy bills. According to Energy.gov, cooling via ceiling fans allows you to increase your thermostat by four degrees. This way, you can reduce your electricity without compromising on the comfort of your household.

8. Cook Outside


Since the temperature is already hotter in the spring season, cooking inside will only add to the heat, causing more discomfort to the entire household and adding more to the energy bill.

9. Use Alternative Drying Methods


Do you know that your electric clothes dryer consumes the most electricity out of all appliances? Since the sun shines in all its glory in summer, why not try an alternate drying method?

10. Open Windows for Better Ventilation at Night


The US Department of Energy recommends opening windows for natural ventilation during summer nights. However, one thing to note is whether the outside temperature is better than the indoor temperature. If it is, then opting for natural ventilation is smart enough to reduce energy bills.

Additionally, you can,

Switch off standby


You can save around £65 (£45 in NI) a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode.

Draught-proof windows and doors


Unless your home is very new, you will lose some heat through draughts around doors and windows, gaps around the floor, or through the chimney.

Turn off lights


Turn your lights off when you’re not using them or when you leave a room. This will save you around £25 (£19 in NI) a year on your annual energy bills.

Careful with your washing


You can save around £34 (£15 in NI) a year from your energy bill just by using your washing machine more carefully:

  • Use your washing machine on a 30-degree cycle instead of higher temperatures.
  • Reduce your washing machine use by one run per week for a year.

Avoid the tumble dryer


Avoid using a tumble dryer for your clothes: dry clothes on racks inside where possible or outside in warmer weather to save £70 (£65 in NI) a year.

Spend less time in the shower


Keeping your shower time to just 4 minutes could save a typical household £95 (£35 in NI) a year on their energy bills.

Swap your bath for a shower


Some of us might enjoy a long soak in the bath, but swapping just one bath a week with a 4-minute shower could save you £20 (£6 in NI) a year on your energy bills.

The Bottom Line

The spring season brings colors and scents, but it also means hot days and nights. You can get yearly service and save tons of money too. All you have to do is to contact us.





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