Sus­tain­abil­ity Tips

Catron Courier - - News -

With Spring upon us and warm weather ap­proach­ing some tips can make you more com­fort­able on hot days and save you money:

1. Close your shades and drapes in the af­ter­noon.

2. Se­lect only the temp you want when you turn on your air con­di­tioner. A low temp won't make it cool faster. 3. Use ceil­ing fans. 4. Your air con­di­tioner has a fil­ter. Check and clean it. A clogged fil­ter makes the unit work harder.

5. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Light bulbs, es­pe­cially are ac­tu­ally heaters that pro­duce some light.

6. Switch to CFL or LED lamps. They use much less power and don't heat your house.

7. Cook out­side or switch to sal­ads and sand­wiches.

8. If you have win­dows on the north and south sides, open the bot­tom one on the south and the top on the north. This helps pull the air through your house.

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