Energy Education Releases Energy Conservation Tips for the Summer

Energy Education, which builds customized programs for clients who want to reduce their carbon footprint, recently released some energy conservation tips for these hot summer months. These sunny summer days surely inspire you to turn your air conditioner on full force, but before you do, make sure to check your air conditioning filter. Additionally, if there’s anything blocking your air conditioning vents, move the object out of the way so the air can flow correctly. You should also take advantage of ceiling fans, which produce a “wind chill” effect and make the temperature feel cooler.

As always, you should make sure all electronics and lights are off when you leave for work in the morning, or when you just leave a room. To reduce heat in the home, make sure windows have drapes and blinds, and that these are shut during the sunniest parts of the day to keep rooms cooler. Also, be sure to check that windows and doors are insulated completely — cool air can escape through small spaces and hike up your cooling costs!

Finally, you should do chores like washing and drying clothes or cooking during the cooler parts of the day. These activities tend to use appliances that become hot while in use, so doing them when the sun is at its peak is not the best idea. Energy Education, with its tips to stay cool and earth-friendly, provides clients a way to help the environment — and their wallets.