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Tips For Spring Energy Savings

tips for spring energy savingsTips for Spring Energy Savings go hand in hand with normal spring-cleaning. By taking a few extra minutes to think about energy efficiency and what small changes you can do to increase your energy savings, you’ll be ready for spring in no time. Here are a few home maintenance tips to get you started.

Ceiling Fans

Today I started my spring-cleaning with my ceiling fans. Not my favorite job I have to admit.   One of the first things I do each spring is make sure my fans are working properly. This includes changing the direction of the airflow so that warm air is drawn up. This helps cool the room and ensures constant air flow. Having dust free fans not only helps with air quality but also helps your fans work better and last longer.

HVAC Units

Make sure you have your HVAC unit serviced if you haven’t done so. Some things you can do yourself like changing filters. This does not replace the need for a routine maintenance to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the new season. Clean around the outdoor units as well to remove debris and leaves leftover from fall.

Windows and Doors

Now is a great time to make sure your windows and doors have no leaks. Keep the track around your sliding glass door clean to prevent leaks in the seal of the window. Consider purchasing new window treatments or drapes to help keep the cool air inside this spring and summer. This can save you a lot on your heating and cooling bill.

Exhaust Fans

With the warmer weather comes the need for more showers. Make sure you have a good working fan in your bathroom and use it the recommended amount of time. Adding a timer to the fan will ensure you and your guest leave it running for 15 min. after each shower. Attic ventilation is equally important if not more so. An attic ventilation system will draw cool air up through the house. This can replace running the air conditioner during mild weather and runs at a fraction of the cost. Attic ventilation can also lower your heating bill in the winter.

Refrigerators and Appliances

As part of your spring home maintenance, clean the coils around your refrigerator and remove pet hair and dust from appliances. Air should be able to circulate freely around condenser coils. This will help your electric appliances to work more efficiently and lower your electric bill while helping ensure your appliance lasts the full life expectancy. Refrigerators use over 10% of your household energy. That’s quite a lot when you think about it. Make sure your refrigerator is in good working condition and has a good seal to lock in the cold. Whenever you purchase a new appliance or air conditioner make sure it is energy efficient and has the energy star seal.  Look for frayed chords and small appliances that need repaired or replaced and go ahead and make the switch.

Tips For Spring Energy Savings

If you have questions about our tips for spring energy savings or you would like a home energy audit to determine areas where you can save money, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. We do electrical maintenance and repairs if you need them.  We also do electrical upgrades and installations.

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Home Renovations – Working With Your Electrician

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tools and accessories for home renovation on an architectural drawing

When it comes to home renovations, you need to hire an experienced electrician. Poor electrical work is unsafe and can cost you money. Improper electrical wiring can cause appliances to malfunction or need repairs. Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can provide you with professional electrical work.  We provide service that is affordable and always up to code.

Moving Into A New House

If you’re like most people, when you move into a new house there are a few things you want to change or add. Maybe your new house doesn’t need a complete renovation but just a few light fixtures changed; maybe a ceiling fan here or there. Rose Brothers is available to help with all your electrical work, no matter how small the job is. We can help hang ceiling fans, new light fixtures, add security lights, exhaust fans and a number of other items on your to-do list.

Home Renovations

If you are considering renovating your home, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you. Our experienced crews work closely with your contractor or architect to follow the plans you have drawn out. We will make sure every connection is good and all your electric is done up to code and on time.

Working With Your Electrician When Doing Home Renovations

It is in your best interest to work with your electrician. They will most likely see the plans that spell out where outlets go and do a lot of the work before you ever think about what fixtures you want. You can meet with your electrician to get an idea of what you need to pick out. Remember in most situations you will have a budget for lights and fixtures. Anything you spend over the budget will be an added expense. Your electrician can take responsibility for purchasing your lights and fans. This is often easier on everyone because they will make sure everything is in order before they show up on the job to do your home renovations. If you have questions about your electrical work or home renovations, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric and we will be happy to help you.

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