School is ending for the kids, the temperatures are rising and Memorial Day is here. In other words, it’s the kickoff of summer! During this long three-day weekend, it’s the perfect time to focus on some energy-efficient activities that can lower your utility bill.
Plant a Tree
There’s no shortage of sun here in the Valley. So, even a small tree can make a big difference in your home’s energy bills by creating shade and reducing the amount of direct sunlight that enters your home’s windows. As the tree grows, so will the amount of shade it produces.
All plugged in devices draw power – costing you money. This three-day weekend, try having some device-free time. This means unplugging TVs, video game consoles, computers, iPads and cell phone chargers. Play a board game, cool off in the pool or just relax on the patio with a cool glass of lemonade. By disconnecting from electronics, you can recharge your own battery!
Reseal Windows and Doors
Gaps in windows and doors can cause air conditioned air to escape and warm, outdoor air to enter. By resealing these cracks, you can instantly increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Installing a new, smart thermostat is easier than you think. In fact, it’s a quick DIY project that can save you hundreds on your energy bills over the course of the year.
Consider Going Solar
To save even more on your utility bill or perhaps eliminate your utility bill altogether, find out if going solar is right for you and your home. At Cool Blew Solar, we can help you by calculating your costs and potential savings. You will likely be surprised at how large the return on investment can be.
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, energy efficient Memorial Day!