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Spring Cleaning Tips for Energy Efficiency

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Spring cleaning time has arrived! It might be hard to get motivated to clean, but cleaning for the sake of saving energy and money might get you moving.

By adding a few extra chores to your cleaning list, you not only will enjoy an orderly household, you’ll also save energy and money leading into air conditioning season. Keep these tips in mind.

Dust your lamps and lightbulbs.
Replace burned-out incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs.
Clean the air filter. If it’s over a month old, replace it. Replacing air filters allows your heating, ventilating and air conditioning system to run more efficiently.
Clean the air return vents. And make sure drapes and furniture aren’t blocking the flow of air.
Dust your blinds. House too cool for comfort? Leave blinds open to let the sun’s rays heat your home. Home too warm? Keep them closed to block the sunlight, keeping your home insulated.
Vacuum your refrigerator’s coils. The dust buildup can cause the fridge to run less efficiently.
Thoroughly dust your electronics, and if they’re not in use, unplug them.
Scrub your tub, and then install a low-flow showerhead.

Posted: 3/12/2021 1:13:49 PM
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