Have you thought about what to give to the mothers in your life yet? Don’t worry! We got you covered. Below is a list of things to do for her on her special day. You don’t have to necessarily do everything for her, but it’s one of the ways you can give back while saving energy and money for her.
Clean the Air Vents & Fans
She deserves to breathe fresh clean air in her home. By replacing her air filter and having her air ducts professionally cleaned, not only will she have peace of mind knowing that she’s breathing in clean air, she will also be saving on her utility bills and increasing the comfort of her home.
Cook Brunch for Her
Plan to cook brunch. Keep the heat out of your home by using an outdoor grill instead of an indoor oven. This will help prevent her home from heating up unnecessarily. If you plan to cook on top of your stove top, make sure to cook with a lid on your pots to retain the heat of your food and cook the food faster. Otherwise, you can use other electric appliances like your air fryer, toaster oven, microwave, or crock pot to cook while using less energy.
Make Sure Her HVAC is Summer Ready
Temperatures will be rising, and it won’t be long until the heat is here. If you’re thinking about a gift to give your mom, give a gift where it can last for many months and even years. Schedule an appointment for a home energy assessment with us to allow her HVAC system to work more efficiently. An HVAC system should be maintained at least twice a year, and catching a leaky system will help her prevent overpaying on energy bills. This is a gift that just keeps on giving.
Take on Her Spring Cleaning & Other Tasks
Lend a helping hand or continue your mom's spring cleaning. Let her relax and take a break while you vacuum the carpets, fold the laundry, wipe the counters, clean the windows, clean the yard, or scrub down the kitchen and bathrooms. In addition, clean your mom’s appliances like the refrigerator, oven, cooking appliances, and washing machine and dryer, to help not only work more efficiently, but also help use less energy.
Give the Gift of Energy
You can replace her incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs around the house. Swapping out costly and inefficient incandescent lightbulbs in Mom’s home with LED bulbs can save up to $75 each year, and the LED light bulbs last up to 25 times longer than the conventional light bulbs. Another gift of energy you can give are Energy Star rated appliances or smart strips. By giving your mom an upgraded energy appliance or smart strips, she can save a lot of time, energy, and money on her energy bills.
Celebrate Mother Nature
To celebrate, instead of giving flowers for mother’s day, you can plant flowers in her garden or plant a tree she’s been wanting to have. Properly placed trees provide shade over certain parts of the home which can reduce the use for air conditioning as well as reducing noise and air pollution. Another way you can celebrate Mother’s Day together is by taking her out to enjoy the outdoors by visiting a state or national park and exploring the trails together.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats adjust automatically when the heat or air conditioning turns on and off based on a preset schedule. In addition, by allowing to keep her house warmer than normal while she is away can help her save up to 10% on her energy bills every year. If you are not able to do it for her, you can schedule an appointment with us. She may qualify for a smart thermostat at no cost as well as other possible measures.
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Mother’s Day is about showing mom how much you appreciate everything she does. These are some of the ways you can give back to her. You can help her reduce the energy and money she would have to personally spend for her home, but also prolong her appliances that keep her comfortable. In addition, help celebrate our Mother Earth, by continuing to keep our home clean and fresh by planting trees and plants in our homes as well as in our communities.