BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.

FREE, START NOW

BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.

Our tips and tools will shape up your home & simplify your life.

Summer Energy Audit & Money Saving Tips

Large_fan

WHY DO THIS?


Between 50-70% of your home’s energy is used on heating and cooling. Make sure your air conditioner is running efficiently by performing the following simple tasks. Taking these steps to conserve energy can cut your bill by as much as $600 per year!

15 MINUTES
EASY

How To:

  1. 1

    Keep heat out and block sunlight by drawing your curtains during the hottest part of the day. If you’re not sure what time the hottest part of the day is, follow this rule of thumb: Once daytime temperatures exceed a comfortable level, draw your curtains.

  2. 2

    Run your ceiling fans in a counter-clockwise direction to cool the air inside of your home. The counter-clockwise direction draws cool air upward, increasing circulation and efficiency during summer months. It will take the strain off of your air conditioner and save you money on your energy bill.

  3. 3

    Clean your outdoor air conditioning unit. As temperatures rise, your air conditioner kicks into overdrive. Unfortunately, the more the AC works, the more leaves, grass, airborne seeds and dirt get sucked into the outdoor air conditioning unit. Condensing coils loaded with pollen and dust shut off, leaving you with no AC, a very hot house and crabby inhabitants. To learn more about cleaning your outdoor air conditioning unit, read: Clean Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit.

  4. 4

    Make sure your ducts are properly sealed. Leaking ductwork accounts for 25 percent of cooling costs. If you have central AC and your temperatures fluctuate drastically between rooms, then you probably have ducts that are leaking. Call a professional to have your ducts tightly sealed. While it may seem logical to try duct taping the leak yourself, professionals don’t recommend sealing air ducts with duct tape because it often does not seal properly and loosens over time.

comments powered by Disqus
Already a member? Sign In

WELCOME TO

BRIGHTNEST

Take our 60 second Home Quiz to

unlock custom tips and local offers!

Which of these do you have in your house?

(Please select all that apply)

KIDS
PETS
NEITHER

What else do you take care of?

(Please select all that apply)

EXTERIOR
POOL
BASEMENT
LAWN/GARDEN
GARAGE
ATTIC

Does your home have a...?

A/C
BOILER
FURNACE
WATER HEATER

What kind of tips do you want for your home?

SAVVY
CLEAN
GREEN
HEALTHY
HANDY
CREATIVE

You're almost done!

Sign up below to see your custom tips.

Next