On nice days, I open my windows and skip the air conditioning

It was one of the easiest tips that was on the list, and it didn’t create any extra strife

The weather has been beyond beautiful this Spring. In fact, there have been a few days where I opened my door and windows to allow some fresh air inside my home. I was grateful for those days because I was able to give my air conditioner a break. To be honest, I thought by now, I would be running my air conditioner non-stop. But to my surprise, that has not been the case. Believe it or not, there were some days in January that were hotter than it is right now. And I probably used my air conditioner more in January than I ever did for that time of year. So, I assumed that we would be getting an early Summer because we barely had a Winter. But don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining because the nicer the days, the less I use my air conditioner. And of course, this means that I will be saving money on my energy bill. Every little bit counts as the air conditioner is the equipment that consumes the most energy in my home. In fact, the HVAC unit accounts for almost 50% of consumption in most residential homes. I recently learned that info from an email that I got from my power company that provided a breakdown of how I consumed energy on a monthly basis. The same email also provided energy saving tips. And one of those tips was to open windows and doors on nicer days. It was one of the easiest tips that was on the list, and it didn’t create any extra strife. And though I have not seen a big change in my energy bill, I am hoping that with consistency, I will soon see the rewards. I just hope we keep getting nice weather.

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