Friday, February 14th, 2020 by NYSERDA
Our little corner of the world, a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. A place to spend time with our friends and family. The scene of our most cherished memories.
Home is where the heart is.
This Valentine’s Day, you can do a few small things to show your home some extra love. With much appreciation, your home will return the favor by being even more comfortable and cozy, lowering the amount of energy it uses every month, and reducing your carbon footprint.
Treat Your Home to a No-Cost Spa Day
A no-cost home energy audit can uncover hidden problems that you may not recognize, such as leaky air ducts or uninsulated walls. It can also identify potential hazards such as improper ventilation, which may degrade air quality, or areas with high humidity and cold surfaces that might support mold growth. The audit provides you with a top-to-bottom look at where your home is wasting energy. You will learn the root cause of any drafts, inconsistent temperatures, heating and cooling system failures, or other problems you may be experiencing. Best of all, you can treat your home to this little token of appreciation at no-cost to you.
Once the audit is complete, you will receive a customized report documenting your home’s energy performance and the actions you can take to make your home more energy efficient.
Stock Your Fridge and Freezer with all the Provisions for a Perfect V-Day
Keeping your refrigerator and freezer full can help regulate the temperature inside. So go ahead, make those amazing Valentine’s Day desserts, plan a romantic dinner at home, and load up the freezer with your favorite frozen treats. Not ready to stock the fridge or planning a nice dinner out? No problem! When it’s not the right time to fill them up, try putting bags of ice in the freezer, or pitchers of cold water in the fridge.
Bonus tip: avoid putting your dinner leftovers directly in the fridge or freezer and let them cool off for a few minutes first. This will help you avoid raising the temperature inside your fridge and keep it from using more electricity to maintain a cold temperature
Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet During A Romantic Bubble Bath
Bathroom exhaust fans help maintain a comfortable and healthy home environment by removing hot, humid air from your bathroom. Most bathroom fans will remove humidity within 15 to 20 minutes, so there’s no reason to leave the fan running longer than that when you're enjoying a long bath.
Check out NYSERDA's website for more easy energy-saving tips.
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