If you are like me, the transition from winter to spring is a celebratory occasion. Gone are the days of stepping outside and feeling the cold, harsh air hitting your face! No more moments of wishing the temperature was just a bit warmer in order to enjoy just a little sunshine and fresh air! The flowers are now blooming beautiful colors of hope. The trees are now sprouting their strong green leaves. The grass is now making way for nature to come alive once again.
The outdoors isn’t the only place where things are sprouting and blooming. As a DC Solar for All subscriber, you experience this same type of growth INDOORS through your energy bill savings.
I know the spring time means switching from turning on the heat in your home to turning on the air conditioner. Here are three of my favorite ways to shave a few dollars off of my utility bill when it starts to get warm outside:
- Heating and cooling are usually the biggest household energy costs, so setting your thermostat at a temperature you find comfortable but not too cool can make a big difference on electricity costs.
- When there is a smaller difference between the indoor and outdoor temperature, your overall cooling cost will be lower. When I’m away from home, I set my thermostat to a warmer temperature than normal, so I won’t have to pay the extra cost of cooling rooms no one is using. Just don’t forget to adjust your thermostat setting when you return home and need cooling!
- Finally, don’t forget to seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home. I’ve found that a little caulk under windows can make a BIG difference in keeping cool and saving on electricity bills.
The DC Solar for All program was created by Mayor Muriel Bowser to make it easy for everyone in the District to receive the savings and benefits of clean energy. As a DC Solar for All subscriber, you support clean energy while saving up to $500 a year. You are also part of the reason why more than 5,000 of our DC neighbors now have access to clean energy savings. That’s a big deal, and we are just getting started.
What is your favorite way to save on your electricity bill while keeping cool during spring and summer months? Email me at email@example.com and let me know!