Spring is here (woop, woop)! Sure, building snowmen and drinking cocoa was pretty great, but we’re ready to come out of hibernation and bask in warmer weather!
Doing some spring-cleaning around your home? While you’re sprucing up your place, there are plenty of easy ways you can improve your home’s energy efficiency too. You’ll make your house more comfy, save energy and money, and get a head start on one of the most active energy seasons of the year — summer.
So be green (and save green) with these five energy-saving, spring-cleaning tips!
Switch your fans
Did you switch your ceiling fans to run clockwise in the winter to push air down? Good for you! Now it’s time to switch them to run counter-clockwise. This will pull warm air up and keep A/C energy costs down. Pro Tip — wipe down the blades first. Oklahoma is allergy HQ, so you don’t want to spread dust.
Reprogram your thermostat
Spring means longer days and warmer nights, so here’s a good rule of thumb — set your A/C to turn on at 78℉ and your furnace to kick in at 68℉. Even better? Sign up for PSO Power Hours and get instant savings of $75 on eligible WiFi thermostats that allow you to adjust your thermostat from anywhere!
Keep your electronics away from your thermostat
Your thermostat gets confused easily. If it’s near electronics, it may think your home is warmer than it actually is and keep your A/C running longer than necessary. So if you’re rearranging your furniture, make sure you keep your heat sources like lamps and TVs away from the thermostat.
And we do mean everything. Air vents, light bulbs, ceiling fan blades, baseboard, electronics, all of it. Each uses more energy when it’s covered in dust. Be sure to open a door or window when cleaning to keep those dust bunnies gone for good.
Take the LED.
Hey, you’re dusting your lights anyway. Might as well replace your energy-draining bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs, which can use up to 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Good news, we’ll also help you pay for them!
Feeling more ambitious? Go the extra step and weatherize your home. Our customers love PSO’s home weatherization assistance because it helps keep their home more comfortable all year long. While we recommend weatherization for everyone, qualifying customers can also get this service for FREE! What could be better?
Spring into energy savings all year long with tips, rebates and more from your friends at PSO.