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.
|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%|