If you want to go on the ultimate vacation, you’ve probably saved every last cent. While stowing away money in a savings account is a surefire way to get the funds you need, there are still other ways to save, especially in your daily routine. By following some summer energy-saving tips in your Arlington, Virginia, home, you’ll have more than enough cash to do just what you want on your next holiday.
Set the Thermostat Correctly
One of the most overlooked yet effective ways to save money this summer is by setting the thermostat correctly. If you have an older thermostat, 78 degrees is the optimal setting. Even if it seems high, it will feel like a cold blast hits you when you walk in the door. Programmable thermostats and smart thermostats make this even easier, as you can set the temperature to adjust to the current weather forecast.
Use the Clothes Line
Dryers are one of the most convenient appliances ever conceived. They allow you to dry your clothes quickly and give you time to do other things around the house. However, the summer can render your dryer somewhat obsolete. When the weather’s nice, hang your clothes out to dry. Each time you do this, you’ll reduce your energy bill significantly.
Use Fans and Windows
Unless it’s blistering hot outside, fans and windows are the best way to keep cool at a fraction of the price. Fans help circulate cool air that’s in the house without having to fire up the air conditioner every half-hour. As temperatures cool in the evening, you should also consider opening your windows. This allows cool air to enter the home. Before you head off to work, just close the windows to keep the cold air inside.
By using this list, you can create an energy-efficient household that’s sure to give you extra cash for that trip to the Caribbean or Europe. However, there are times that efficiency is beyond your control. If you need a tuneup or other air conditioner maintenance, make sure to call Brennan’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at 703-763-0399.
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