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Get ready for longer days!

Are you ready for spring? Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday, March 13, one week ahead of the first day of spring. It’s an annual reminder that the days are getting longer and warmer. Consider making a few minor adjustments to reduce your energy usage when you spring your clocks forward this weekend.

Breathe better and lower your energy bills

Spring cleaning season is a good time to replace your HVAC filters. When air filters are dirty, your HVAC system has reduced airflow and must work harder to heat or cool your home. Changing your air filters can lower your energy costs by 5 to 15%! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, changing your air filters every three months also improves your home’s air quality, helping you breathe better. 

We’ve put together a list of recommended air filters to make this spring cleaning task even easier. You can choose to receive a four-pack that will last all year or set up a custom schedule to have air filters delivered right to your door. With a subscription, you’ll never have to run to the store for replacements again.

Keep cool and save money

Another way to reduce energy costs when the weather heats up is to close your curtains and shades to block out direct sunlight. We recommend setting your thermostat to 78 degrees F and turning on the ceiling fans to circulate air through your home. These simple actions will save you money and keep your home cool. 

Make energy-saving investments in your home 

There are many minor investments you can make in your home to reduce your energy costs. If you have been thinking about using your tax refund on home improvements, consider:

  • Adding dimmers to lights to reduce your electricity costs.
  • Switching to low-flow water fixtures to lower your water bills.
  • Installing a smart thermostat to reduce your energy usage year-round. 
  • Switching from a gas to an electric water heater to lower your utilities. 
  • Replacing an old washing machine, dishwasher, dryer or refrigerator with a new, energy-efficient model.

To save even more on an energy-saving appliance, check out our rebates and incentives

Spring forward and enjoy lower utility bills along with longer days by using these tips. Visit our Energy Saving Tips page for more ways to take control of your energy usage this season. 

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