Saving Energy in Spring

The beautiful and sunny Hughes Springs, Texas, weather makes spring a perfect time to enjoy nature with friends and family. However, you’ll need to use your air conditioner more to keep you and your family comfortable, which uses more energy and increases your utility bills. Fortunately, you can make heating and cooling your home more efficient with a few easy tasks. Use ceiling fans, close your blinds and curtains, and maintain your air conditioner to save energy in spring.

Using Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans create a pleasant breeze in spring, and they can make you feel cooler without changing your home’s temperature. This way, you can use your air conditioner less without reducing your comfort. Fans turn counterclockwise to push air downwards. In fall and winter, you can change the direction of your ceiling fans to make your rooms feel warmer. Climb a ladder or stepladder and then adjust the small switches in the centers of your fans to make the blades turn clockwise. This pushes warm air near the ceiling towards the walls, moving the air without causing a breeze.

Closing Your Curtains or Blinds

Closing curtains, shades, or blinds keeps the hot sun out of your home during the day and helps cool air stay inside at night. Attractive window treatments can also enhance your decor and give you better privacy. In winter, you can open your curtains during the day for more warmth and natural light, and then close them at night.

Maintaining Your HVAC System

To keep your air conditioner running at peak efficiency and repair any problems before they get bigger, have your system checked by a professional at least once per year. You should also check your air filters once per month and change them when they get dirty. Clean filters can save energy, improve your indoor air quality, and even extend your HVAC system’s life.

Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. has more than 60 years of experience, and we can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC systems. Call us anytime at 903-285-6550 for excellent service from one of our expert technicians.

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