What do you think the average Montgomery County resident is thinking about right now? After the long, harsh winter residents experienced, most are probably more than happy to go outside and enjoy the much overdue warmth and snow-free weather. Summer can be a season full of vacations and fun, but it can also be stressful for the average homeowner. Pennsylvania summers are far from boring, and residents are going to be dealing with storms and oppressive and humid heat. If you want your home (and your utility bills) to be in good shape this summer, you should consider following these tips.
Turn off your HVAC system when you aren’t at home
They say that this year’s El Nino pattern will keep temperatures from getting out of control, so temperatures may be a bit more tolerable this summer. But when you consider the fact that many near-by counties have already had temperatures in the high 80s, it seems that the dream of a bearable summer isn’t going to happen. If you want to save some money this summer, shut down your HVAC system when nobody is home. It may not seem like that much of an energy or money loss, but you’re essentially running your system for 1/3rd of the day for no real benefit. It won’t take long for your home to cool down when you turn it on once you get home, and leaving it off can save you a considerable amount of money on your energy bills.
Get a propane generator
When most people think about summer weather, they mostly think about the heat, but summer is also a season that has a lot of severe weather. Last summer, Montgomery and Bucks County had to deal with brownouts during the height of the summer heat. Bad thunderstorms and extreme temperatures can knock out power for a few hours, and in some instances, a few days. Being stuck in your home without power during the summer can be difficult, and if you want to avoid spending a few days like this, you should get a propane generator for your home. Propane in Montgomery County is affordable, and can easily and efficiently power a propane generator.
Replace your windows
If you want to do something that won’t just keep your home comfortable during the summer, but also during the winter, you should consider replacing your windows. Environmentally-friendly windows can help to reduce the amount of heat lost in your home during the winter, and the amount of heat in your home during the summer. Window replacement can help lower your energy bills, and keep your home more comfortable. New windows can also keep strong wind gusts and debris out of your home during storms.