Make use of your windows. Spring can be an erratic season but your windows can help equalize the temperature. Leave your blinds/drapes open when it’s colder so the sunlight can warm up your home and close them when it is warmer.
Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fan. In winter, let the fan push warm air down towards the floor. This means the fan is rotating clockwise. In spring, when dusting those fan blades, switch the direction (set the fan to rotate counter clockwise) and draw air upwards, cooling the room and ensuring constant airflow.
Turn that fan off when you leave. Fans don’t actually cool down the room, they create a wind chill effect on the skin. Leaving your fan on when you aren’t in the room just moves the air around; it does not cool.
Check the fridge’s door seal. Your refrigerator uses up to 11% of your home’s energy, so make sure the seals on your refrigerator and freezer doors are clean and tight.
Close the flue. When cleaning out your fireplace after a winter of cozy fires, make sure you close the flue (damper) because heat rises and the chimney is the fastest way out during colder nights.
Seal air leaks. Use spring weather to inspect windows and doors. Caulking, sealing and weather-stripping cracks and openings around windows, doors and other openings keeps the cool air in, the warm air out, and the cash in your wallet.
Clean air ducts and vents. Cleaning out all that accumulated winter dust and dirt makes it easier on your lungs and your cooling system. You’ll save energy and may even increase the system’s lifespan.
Maximize your duster use. Dust keeps electronics and motors from running at top efficiency. Dust off light bulbs, office equipment, electronics and refrigerator coils, to name a few.