With every passing month here in Chicago another energy bill arrives. At this point you probably cringe at the cost, and the weather doesn’t look like it is getting any warmer any time soon. So, the only option is to conserve energy, and here at Four Seasons, we have an idea that you probably haven’t thought of. Use the sun! On days that the sun is shining bright, you could easily cut back on your heating costs and cut down your electricity costs as well!
Sunny Day Savings
On the next sunny day, take a walk around your home and open the curtains, blinds, and any other coverings that you may have on your windows. Kick the thermostat back a few degrees, and we bet you won’t even notice the difference. The sun is the earth’s natural heating source, and though it may be freezing outside, you can still take in the sun’s heat through the windows in your home. However, you must remember to recover the windows at night to prevent drafts and air leaks from reversing your energy savings. (more…)