When you think about energy efficiency, do you think about the outside of your home? Take a look at these 5 tips to save energy outdoors.
Have a pool?
Keep the pool at a refreshing, cool temperature. “Setting your pool’s thermostat back 3 degrees Celsius can reduce your pool’s heating consumption by 20%” (savonenergy.ca).
Timers and sensors on your outdoor lights can help you reduce your costs. There’s no need to keep the lights on all the time. Set a timer or sensor to light the way only when you need it. Bonus: an outdoor sensor light can also be a safety feature and will help you when you’re looking for your keys in the dark.
Reduce air leaks by adding weatherstripping to your home. Seal air leaks to keep the warm air in the Winter and the cool air in the Summer.
The warm Summer months are the perfect time to hand your clothes dry outside…plus it doesn’t cost you anything. Use a clothes line, or pop-up drying rack outside. You’ll be amazed how much quicker your clothes will dry under the warm sun.
Hot Tub Timer
Only heat your hot tub when you’re about to use it. Control the temperature and the amount of time you’re heating the water in your hot tub. A heavy-duty timer can help you out.