Energy Saving Tips in Your DeLuca Home
From cooking your favorite fresh, seasonal meals in a brand new kitchen to lounging in your spacious family room with the windows open, there’s nothing like a spring day in your DeLuca home. Now that you and your family are spending more time indoors, there are a few easy ways you can save energy while you enjoy the freedom of your stylish, wide open space! Take a look at a few helpful tips to keep your energy bill low:
Wash Full Loads: Did you know that your washer, dryer, and dishwasher are all more energy efficient when they run at maximum capacity? Now that these chores aren’t as much of a rush, try to hold off on using these appliances until they’re full or nearly full to optimize efficiency.
Let the Be Light: There’s no better time to say it: “let the light in!” As the days continue to get longer, take advantage of natural sunlight when you’re working from home, working out, cooking, relaxing, etc. Also make sure to turn off any light before you leave a room.
Unplug: According to the National Resources Defense Council, “about a quarter of home energy consumption is used on idling devices.” Two easy ways to counteract this include unplugging your devices when you’re not using them, or utilizing an advanced power strip (which cuts off power to products that aren’t in use).
Utilize Your Microwave: Your oven and stove can raise your kitchen’s temperature by about 10 degrees, which “eats up” energy. Since your microwave uses one-third of the energy and produces less heat, consider using this easy appliance (along with your toaster oven, pressure cooker, etc.) more than usual. Pro Tip: opt for summer salads, cold soups, rice bowls, and other “cool” dishes a few nights a week!
Feel the Heat: Although the weather’s getting warmer, cool days are still on the horizon. When you and your family are in need of a little extra heat, open your curtains and blinds before you go to change the thermostat. Natural heat saves a lot of energy (and brings in that natural sunlight you love too).
From family dinners to movie marathons and everything in between, you and your family are guaranteed the many advantages of all-new heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems in your DeLuca home. This spring, a few easy actions will continue to keep your energy bills low while increasing your comfort!
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