Save Energy While School's Out for Summer

Sep 27, 2021
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Welcome to Barrett Propane Prescott, your trusted source for all your energy needs. As we approach the summer break, it's the perfect time to learn how to save energy while school is out. By implementing a few simple strategies, you can reduce your energy consumption, minimize your carbon footprint, and lower your utility bills.

1. Adjust Your Thermostat

One of the most effective ways to save energy during the summer break is by adjusting your thermostat. Consider raising the temperature when the house is empty, and lower it only when needed. For optimal comfort, aim to set the temperature around 78°F (25.5°C).

2. Utilize Natural Ventilation

Take advantage of natural ventilation to cool your home during summer. Open windows strategically to let the cool breeze flow in during the early morning and late evening hours. Use window coverings, such as blinds and curtains, to block out the sun's heat during the hottest parts of the day.

3. Optimize Your Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans provide an efficient way to cool off while using less energy than air conditioners. Make sure your ceiling fans are rotating counterclockwise during the summer months to create a breeze effect. Remember to turn off fans when leaving the room to conserve electricity.

4. Efficiently Use Appliances

Appliances can account for a significant portion of your energy usage. To save energy, use them efficiently. Run your dishwasher and washing machine with full loads, set your refrigerator to an appropriate temperature (around 37°F or 3°C), and unplug electronics when not in use to prevent standby power consumption.

5. Be Mindful of Lighting

Take advantage of natural daylight to illuminate your home by opening curtains and blinds during the day. Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs, which consume less energy and last much longer. Remember to turn off lights when leaving a room to reduce unnecessary energy usage.

6. Maintain Your HVAC System

A well-maintained HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system operates more efficiently, saving both energy and money. Ensure regular maintenance, including changing air filters, cleaning air ducts, and scheduling professional inspections. Properly maintained systems can help lower energy consumption during the summer break.

7. Minimize Heat Generation

Reducing the heat generated by electronics and appliances can lead to significant energy savings. Ke

Christine Bader
Thanks for the helpful tips! 💪 Definitely trying these out to save energy and money this summer!
Nov 8, 2023
Shane Yagh
👍 Helpful tips!
Oct 6, 2023