With warm spring and summer weather just around the corner, many homeowners are going to be on the lookout for ways to save energy during the summer. While you are going to want to keep your home cool when the outdoor temperatures become too hot for comfort, you also do not want your monthly utility payments to skyrocket. After a brutally cold winter that had people scrambling to keep their homes warm, many want a break from high energy bills.
Here are a few ways you can reduce your home's power consumption over the next few months:
- Open your windows: If you live in an area where the night air is considerably cooler than it is during the day, be sure to keep your windows completely open while you sleep. This way, you will not have the air conditioner running all night and when you wake up you can shut the windows and keep the cool air in your home.
- Seal everything: To keep your energy bills low, make sure that there are no air leaks around your doors and windows. If cool air is constantly leaving your home, it will take much more power to keep the temperature down. You will literally be letting money leak out.
- Window treatments: One of the best ways to keep your home cool over the spring and summer is to have window coverings installed. Either blinds, drapes or tinting will be able to keep the sun from shining into your home during the day, which will help reduce the temperature of the room.
A great way to help reduce the power consumption of your home is to have residential window film from R&J Tinting installed. Schedule an appointment with us today!