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Summer Savings Tips for Your Home

Tips for Saving Energy

  • Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher. Changing the A/C thermostat from 72 to 78 degrees can save up to 12% of your cooling costs.
  • Switch to fans when you can. Use a portable or ceiling fan instead of central A/C when you can comfortably do so.
  • Freshen A/C filters regularly. Make sure the filter in your central A/C is clean so it runs more efficiently. 
  • Weatherstrip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep conditioned air in and save up to 5% on cooling costs.
  • Power down equipment. Use power strips or unplug electronics such as DVRs, game consoles and TVs that draw power even when switched off.
  • Make the light choice. When you replace lights, choose energy-efficient products such as LEDs and CFLs
  • Use a pool or spa cover.  Covers can reduce heat loss by up to 90%.
  • Filter your swimming pool for less when you switch to an energy-efficient, variable-speed pool pump and get one of our rebates.  
  • Block direct sunlight. Close window coverings, or use solar shade screens, reflective films, awnings or trees to shade exposed windows.
  • Target your top opportunities to save energy and money with the online energy management tools you'll find in My Account.
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