Enjoy Cool Savings With An Energy-Efficient Home

Cooling accounts for about 17% of your home’s annual energy bill. And, with this summer’s above average temperatures, you may be experiencing higher bills than normal. But, with a little know-how, you can cut costs significantly without sacrificing your cool summer comfort.

Cooling Tips Skill Level Cost Range Savings
Buy ENERGY STAR® certified air conditioners.
Replace your central air conditioning unit with an ENERGY STAR certified model to cut your cooling costs by up to 30%.
Basic to Professional $200-$1,000+ Up to 30% annually
Install a programmable thermostat.
Programming your thermostat to reduce your air conditioning when you don’t need it can result in cost savings on your cooling bill.
Advanced $25-$250 Up to $180 annually
Minimize indoor heat generation.
Change the times of day you use appliances that heat the air, and turning off lights when not needed.
Basic Free Varies
Install a ceiling fan.

An energy-efficient way to cool your home in the summer months (and warm it in winter, too.)

Advanced $100-$200 $165 over 10 years
Get preseason tune-ups.
Schedule yearly tune-ups for your HVAC system to improve its efficiency and life span.
Professional About $100 + parts Up to 10%
Change your air filter.
Clean air filters keep air flowing efficiently, and can lower energy use by up to 15%.
Basic $6-$35 Up to 15%
Properly seal leaks by weatherstripping.
Weatherstripping is a cost-effective way to save money on energy costs and improve your household’s comfort by reducing drafts.
Basic to Advanced $50-$350 Up to 20%