Summer in Los Angeles
It can get pretty warm in Los Angeles during the summer months, which means an increase in the use of air conditioners all over the city. In other words, summertime typically means heightened energy consumption.
Luckily, there are several ways to conserve energy actively, and you can practice them all at home!
1. Solar Energy
Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of never-ending sunshine! Investing in solar panels is a reasonable option for homeowners in LA because solar panels conserve energy and save you money on utilities.
2. Unplug Electronics
Unplugging electronics and appliances when your household is not using them is one of the quickest ways to conserve energy. As a bonus, doing this also reduces fire hazard risks!
3. Close Your Curtains
A great way to save energy is by not running your air conditioner at all—a wild concept, we know. Closing windows and drawing your curtains during the summer months will keep your home shady and cool. If you are longing for a nice breeze, a rotating fan works magic. Just don’t forget to unplug it when you’re not using it!
4. Wash Cold
The vast majority of energy used when doing laundry is the result of heating water. Washing clothes in cold water is a minor adjustment that has a significant benefit on the environment.
Want to conserve energy and increase your home's value? Purchase energy-efficient appliances! Some ENERGY STAR dishwasher models can save nearly 2,000 gallons of water before needing to be replaced.
It never hurts to have a beautiful, energy-conserving home!