Cirro Energy | 3 Springtime Energy Tips

Cirro-Energy-3-Springtime-Energy-TipsCirro Energy offers a variety of electric plans that meet a wide range of needs. With low, fixed rates and easy online or mobile account access, we help customers across Texas manage their utility costs. As the seasons change, we realize utility needs change too, and we’d like to help you manage that. Here, Cirro Energy offers some facts on energy consumption in the spring.

  • In the spring, it pays to cool your home efficiently. Higher temperatures in springtime can make for costly electric bills if you’re not careful. Use fans and open windows to cool your home before you decide to use the air conditioning. If nights are cool, open your windows, closing them in the morning and shutting the blinds to keep in the cool air. Use fans efficiently, too, turning them off when there’s no one in the room. Used properly, ceiling fans enable you to raise your thermostat setting by about 4 degrees without compromising comfort.
  • Using your appliances wisely in the spring will lower your energy consumption. Have the proper maintenance performed on your cooling system, to make sure it’s running efficiently. When possible, run your major appliances (oven, washer/dryer) at night to keep from heating the house up during the day. Finally, consider lowering the temperature of your water heater. This appliance can add up to as much as 25% of your energy consumption! By lowering the temperature to 120°F, you’ll save money as well as reduce the risk of scalding anyone.
  • Springtime is a good time to have an energy assessment. A professional energy audit can be a great help, showing you ways to reduce energy consumption. Consider having one done this spring before the summer heat hits.

No matter what the season, Cirro Energy makes it easy to manage your utility bills. With low rates, online account management and excellent customer service, we provide electricity to satisfied customers all over Texas. For more lifestyle and energy savings tips, follow Cirro Energy on Facebook and Twitter!