Low-cost Savings Tips
- 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. Clean or replace the filter in your central A/C to help it run more efficiently.
- Weatherstrip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep conditioned air in and save up to 5% on cooling costs.
- Use LEDs and CFLs. Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs (light emitting diodes) and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which provide the same amount of light, use up to 75 percent less energy and can last up to 10 times longer.
- Filter your swimming pool for less when you switch to an energy-efficient, variable-speed pool pump and get a rebate.
- Use a pool or spa cover. Covers can reduce heat loss by up to 90%.
- Install occupancy sensors. These inexpensive devices can reduce lighting costs by up to 40 percent.
- Install programmable thermostats or time clocks to automatically control temperature settings on heating and air conditioning equipment.
- Invest in energy-efficient equipment. Always look for the ENERGY STAR® symbol, which indicates it meets federal standards for energy efficiency.
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