From mother nature coming into full bloom to longer days, it’s hard to beat springtime in the Northeast. With summer just a month away, now is a good time to prepare your home or office for the heat of the summer. We would like to offer some tips on how to keep cool while also conserving energy.
Replace air filters
If your heating and cooling system has an air filtration system, now is a good time to change out your filters. Changing your air filters not only improves the air quality but also makes your system more energy efficient.
Trap cold air
Before the day starts heating up, close and draw the blinds on windows that are exposed to the sun. You want to keep the cool air inside and the hot air outside, so try and keep windows and doors shut during the midsummer scorchers.
Improve the efficiency of older windows
It’s a fact that better windows keep your home or office more comfortable. If you can’t replace those old windows in your building or multi-family unit, contact us so we can tell you about WindowSkin®. WindowSkin will make your old single-pane windows more efficient and save you money on cooling.
Opening windows creates a cross-breeze, allowing for natural cooling of your space without using the air conditioner. This is helpful now when temperatures are still mild. If you use WindowSkin, your windows will still open and close the same as they did before installation.
Avoid heating your home with appliances
To keep the temperature cooler in your home during the warmer months it’s a good idea to avoid using your oven and range. This summer, try recipes that require minimal cooking or use smaller appliances like microwaves, and electric pressure cookers, or take advantage of the pleasant weather and grill outside.