These Spring Energy-saving Tips from Idaho Power Could Save You Money

Spring has arrived and warmer weather is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time to get your home in shape for an energy-efficient spring.

Idaho Power offers the following tips to get your home ready for the upcoming cooling season:

  • Replace your HVAC system air filters. Dirty filters block necessary airflow and can significantly reduce the system’s efficiency and life.
  • Check your thermostat settings and adjust for a spring/summer schedule. Program your thermostat to allow automatic adjustments. Visit Idaho Power’s website to see if you qualify for a $50 smart thermostat incentive —
  • Brush or hose off leaves and debris from the outside A/C or heat pump unit. This allows proper air flow for your unit to work more effectively.
  • Seal air leaks around windows and doors by caulking, weatherstripping, or adjusting hardware for a better fit. Fixing air leaks is a cheap and easy way to improve comfort and reduce energy use.
  • Haul out the grill and get it ready for outdoor cooking. Using a grill or Dutch oven on warm days keeps heat out of the kitchen.
  • Use LED bulbs with dusk-to-dawn sensors for outside lighting. You’ll never forget to turn lights off again.

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Alexis Freeman
Marketing Specialist