If you’re a homeowner living in the Hudson Valley area, you’re probably enjoying the pleasant transition to spring right now. With temperatures rising, it’s time to start thinking about how we can get ready for the next season. Luckily, we’re here for you with four quick tips that will help save energy while shrinking your carbon footprint and your utility bills.
4 Spring Energy-Saving Tips
1. Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up
Your furnace or boiler worked hard all winter long: take good care of it! An annual tune-up from First Fuel & Propane will help extend your equipment’s lifespan, lower your future heating costs, and provide better home comfort. Don’t wait; scheduling a tune-up now will ensure that your system is ready for the fall!
It’s also important to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioning system before the first summer heat wave! Tune-ups offer the same benefits mentioned above for A/C equipment.
2. Weatherproof Your Home
Sealing drafts around windows and doors is a great way to keep your home at the temperature you want it. Spring brings all sorts of weather, so protect your wallet and your HVAC equipment from leaking windows and doors that could be wasting valuable heat and A/C!
3. Do Laundry with Cold Water
Unless you have a heavily stained item, warm or cool water can do just as good a job as a hot wash cycle. Do your next load on cold-wash to save energy. Additionally, cold-washing clothes can prevent shrinking, fading, and color bleeding.
4. Cook Outside or Not at All!
It’s barbecue season! Cook outside on a propane grill or firepit to save money on your energy costs. Not a fan of the grill? There are other options too, like preparing cold dishes such as salads, wraps, and subs. The more you adapt your cooking habits, the more you can save!
Here for You through the Seasons
We at First Fuel & Propane are here to help keep your NY home safe and comfortable during every season. Contact us today to schedule your spring heating system tune-up! Give us a call if you have questions about these energy-saving tips or if you would like to schedule any other services.