Energy Efficient Tips for World Environment Day
Did you know that June 5 is World Environment Day? World Environment Day is a United Nation’s celebration that aims to raise awareness and to induce action to protect the environment. The UN started this event in 1974, and the celebration has grown to include more than 143 countries.
All of us at Elite Electric & Air are proud to celebrate this day and to do our part to protect the environment. With that in mind, we’re excited to share some tips to help you be a little more energy efficient this summer.
Work to Strategically Keep Heat Away
One way to take the pressure off of your air conditioner is to work to regulate the temperature in your home as much as possible, even on the hottest days.
One way to do this is by planting trees around your home to help provide some shade. These will provide a number of environmental benefits while also helping to keep your home cool.
Another easy way to keep the heat away is by closing blinds or window coverings to block out the sun. Keeping windows covered during the hottest part of the day can have a significant impact on your indoor temperature and can make your home remain noticeably cooler throughout the day.
Finally, use ceiling fans to circulate the air in your home and to help keep it comfortable throughout the day. Try these tips to help keep your home a little bit cooler no matter how high the temperature outdoors is.
Stay Hydrated to Maintain Your Body Temperature
Have you ever thought of staying hydrated as a way of being more energy efficient? Most of us haven’t, but it can be an effective strategy.
Staying hydrated, especially by drinking cold water, helps to lower your body temperature. With a lower body temperature, your body stays cooler and more comfortable without having to lower the thermostat.
This might seem like a small adjustment, but little changes by all of us can have a big impact on the environment. So, this summer help keep your family cooler while also taking some pressure off of your air conditioner by ensuring that everyone stays well hydrated.
Avoid Air Leakage
Is your home properly sealed and insulated? If not, you could be letting out cool air and letting in hot air. A significant amount of cool air can be lost through holes, leaks, and cracks.
As you can imagine, this is very inefficient. Take some time to properly seal all windows or cracks to help avoid this. Additionally, adding insulation to your attic or walls can help to keep cold air in and hot air out.
Not only will this help keep your home cooler this summer, but it will also help make your home more efficient all year long. We hope that these tips will help you to be a little more energy efficient this summer.
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