Spring has sprung in Connecticut, and homeowners are starting to think about when they’ll need to start turning on their air conditioners. No one enjoys putting all their money toward utilities when there are so many other fun things to spend it on. If you’re looking for ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency (and therefore decrease your utility bills), consider these few tips from our team at Clinton Glass.
Open Your WindowsLuckily, in early spring, we still have enough evenings where it cools off enough at night to shut off the AC unit and open the windows while sleeping. Then, in the morning, just shut the windows and blinds to capture the natural cool air. Another great way to use your windows is to shut your curtains during the day to prevent heat from coming in through your windows.
Use a Programmable ThermostatAs the temperature rises and your home becomes uncomfortable, the best way to lower your bill is to keep the thermostat set as high as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperature, the lower your cost will be. By using a programmable thermostat, it will automatically adjust for times when you’re consistently not home or for a different temperature at night.
Replace Old Windows
You might love the character of your home’s old wood windows, but that might be where the love affair ends. Not only are they difficult to open, but they’re also likely very inefficient when it comes to helping you regulate your home’s temperature. One way you can increase efficiency is by upgrading your home with modern replacement windows.
Clinton Glass is a Connecticut-based business that has helped countless homeowners increase their home’s efficiency with new windows, doors, and more. We can do everything from replace a single glass pane to finding a custom window. To find out more about our services or to get a price quote, contact us anytime at (860) 664-3711.