As we are in one of the hottest summers on record in Texas, here are a few reminders to help you save energy and money.
Our air conditioners seem to run all day without stopping. As we all feel our energy costs rise, here are a few tips and reminders to help save you some money:
• Keep your refrigerator full. Your refrigerator and freezer work more efficiently when they are full. If you are low on groceries, it is suggested that you fill as much as you can with water bottles, it makes a big difference.
• Do your best to plan your day to save energy. A few ideas are to raise the temperature when you are not home, run your appliances like your washing machine, dishwasher and dryer at night when it is cooler outside. Plan your meals to include items that do not need to be cooked in the oven as often as possible.
• Use only one refrigerator and freezer. Using an additional refrigerator uses twice as much energy and cost.
• Use a DVD Player to watch movies, a game console, like PlayStation or X-box, uses 2 to 3 times as much energy to run.
Be smart about energy efficiency in your home. We remind our customers to always clean or replace your air filters every six months and always check for cracks around doors and windows. Always use your ceiling fans when the air conditioning is on to help circulate the cooler air. These will add up to savings you can see on your energy bill, every month.
At Del Cielo Homes, we are all about trying to find additional ways to save you money. To connect with the online community and learn more, visit us on Facebook and Twitter.