Entry #2822, September 10, 2013
The cooler fall weather is upon us! And as a typical early fall season tends to go, the nights and mornings are cool and the afternoons get hot. With these daily fluctuating temperatures, how do we keep your home energy efficient? Here are just a few tips to keep you and your home at just the right temperature this fall without breaking the bank.
Keep windows open or closed for fresh air:
Since the evening and early morning hours are the coolest at this time of year, it only makes sense to open your windows nice and wide at night. I hear you, what about security? Well, consider just opening your upper floor windows while you sleep, allowing for fresh, cool air to come in while keeping the house safe and secure at the same time. (Keep an extra blanket near your bed, in case you get chilly in the middle of the night). Make sure to close your windows and drapes around 10 a.m. before the afternoon heat sets in. This will ensure your home retains the cool air for as long as possible. The best thing about this plan? You can avoid turning on the costly air conditioner!
Line Dry Your Clothes:
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Yes, it seems old-fashioned, but line drying your clothes is not just for Grandma. Our Grandparents did this because it was financially efficient. Take advantage of these nice fall days and hang your clothes out on the line. After all, the sun is free!
Seal Your Windows:
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Sealing your windows is one of the simplest and most cost-efficient ways to make your home more energy efficient. Inspect all your window and door frames for cracks or openings. Simply seal these cracks with a Low-expanding foam sealant. This will keep your doors and windows free of those chilly fall and winter drafts.
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Change Your Filter:
Another simple home efficiency step is to change your furnace filter on a regular basis, allowing for proper air flow through the ducts. You may also want to have your heating system inspected and cleaned before the real chilly days of winter begin.
Use these tips this fall to save energy in your home on Stagetecture.