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Spring Energy Savings

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Home Energy SolutionsSM visit can set you up for savings success. An Eversource-authorized technician will provide on-the-spot improvements and recommend energy-saving upgrades tailored for your home.

Stay comfortable with these energy-saving tips.

  • Open the curtains and blinds. You can use sunlight to naturally warm up your home on cool days. 
  • Install Programmable Thermostats. You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its typical setting. A smart thermostat takes that a step further by allowing you to set your temperature from your smart phone or tablet. Some even learn your habits and adjust accordingly – saving you even more.
  • Use your bathroom fan. Feeling too humid? Your bathroom fan can help remove humidly from your house and keep you comfortable. 
  • Use this time to switch to a heat pump. Spring is the perfect time to assess how well your heating system performed over the winter. If you’re looking for an upgrade, consider purchasing a heat pump. You’ll get heating and cooling in one compact unit, and your home will be comfortable year-round. 
  • Lay down a rug. Adding a rug to your space not only adds a nice design to your home, but also adds a layer of insulation to your floors, keeping you warm during the winter months.

Keep your home bright and your costs down with these easy lighting tips and tricks.

  • Remember to turn lights off before leaving a room. If you own voice-controlled assistants like Alexa or Google, use them to turn lights on and off with ease.
  • Put lamps in the corners of rooms so that light reflects off two walls. This way, you won't have to use as many light sources.
  • Whenever possible, use ENERGY STAR certified LED lightbulbs. Traditional incandescent bulbs release 90% of the energy they use as heat. LED's are much more efficient, emit very little heat and last 10-25 times longer.
  • LED Holiday Lights use 90% less electricity than regular lights. Upgrade your lights to save money and energy.
  • Switching your outdoor porch or post lamp to an LED bulb, especially one with a motion sensor, can help save energy and cut down on costs.

Visit our lighting page for more information and pricing on energy-efficient lighting.