Energy Savings Tip #7 – Spring is here, time to get your AC serviced

Energy Savings Tips, Tips & Tricks
Yesterday was officially the first day of spring. You might not feel it yet, but soon the weather will warm up and the AC will be cranking away. In the summer your air conditioner is the biggest user of electricity and all of us at Oasis Energy want to help you save money. The beginning of spring is a great time to get your air conditioner serviced. You can get someone out quickly to service it and likely get a price break. If you wait for the first hot day of the year to find out your AC unit isn't functioning properly, you might have to sweat it out for a while and pay full price because of high demand. Ask the AC technician how old your unit is. If the unit is old…
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Energy Savings Tip #6 – Save electricity with motion sensor lights

Energy Savings Tips, Tips & Tricks
Motion sensor lights are a great way to light up your outdoor areas and lower your electricity bill. They only turn on when a person or animal is within close proximity, and they offer security, convenience, and efficiency. These light fixtures are inexpensive to purchase, easy to install and don't consume very much power. Most motion sensor lights have switches to control both the sensitivity of the motion detector and the amount of time the lights stay on. This is a great solution if you, or a family member, typically arrive home after dark. You can set the lights to turn on for only a few minutes. This gives you time to unload your vehicle and get safely inside your home. Motion sensor activated lights are also a practical way to light up…
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Energy Savings Tip #5 – Protect your windows from the southern & western sun

Energy Savings Tips, Fun Facts, Tips & Tricks
Sun rays coming from the south and the west cast the most solar heat on a home. In the summer this heat can drastically increase the cost of cooling your house. Providing shade to the southern and western portion of your home saves energy, especially if there are windows in that part of the house. Tip: Awnings, blinds, shades, window tint, and curtains all block the sun and reduce the amount the interior of your home is heated. This can mean big savings, especially in summer months. Additional Tip: Plant a tree or foliage to shade the windows and walls. The tree will provide shade in the summer, and when it loses it’s leaves in the winter, it will let the sun through to provide heat.  Also, you might want to plant two…
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