Spring is upon us and, although it may take a while to get your head around, the weather is set to heat up a bit. This increase in temperature can throw a lot of people off and result in them wasting a lot of money on energy compliances. This article will outline some top tips to ensure you save energy and money this spring by being efficient.
Energy Efficient bulbs
One thing you will notice when we get into the heart of spring is that the days and nights are lighter which has already started happening and when the clocks change this will become even more apparent.
With this in mind it is a great idea to invest in some energy saving light-bulbs which will be sure to save you money. You don’t need to worry about your house being a dull environment because the natural light from outside will be sufficient for your home while the energy saving bulb gets to its full brightness.
Make full use of natural light
As mentioned above natural light from outside can be sufficient to light your home appropriately. This, however, is not the only way natural light can help you to save energy this spring and summer. The light from the sun can be great for heating your home so ensure that your windows are free to allow the maximum levels of sunlight into your home and this will heat the place nicely and give your home a warm and welcoming feel.
Replace or service old windows
If you’ve had your windows for a long time then it might be beneficial to start thinking about getting them serviced and or replaced.
Your windows play a huge part in the overall efficiency of your home and it is crucial that you invest in the very best if you want to make money in the long run.
Having the best windows available could save you a fortune on energy bills as they offer maximum energy efficiency ensuring your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Keep on top of your cooling systems
It is imperative that you have good ventilation in your home so that you can avoid condensation, damp and unnecessary heat when it is too warm. There should be an effective ventilation system in the bathroom to get rid of the steam from a hot bath or shower and you need to make sure that they are cleaned out and running smoothly for the very best efficiency. So many people don’t think they need maintenance and after a while they could be running on full power but only producing half of the expected work due to a build up of dust.
Open windows to cool
Our homes can become too warm in spring which results in many people opting to use fans and air-conditioning but generally in spring the weather outside has a good enough breeze to cool your home by simply opening windows.
The beauty of opening your windows is that the cool air can come into your home and then once you close the windows this cool air will be trapped inside by the efficiency of your windows and this allows the cool air to circulate and keep the temperature down to a good level.