Service your heating and cooling system every year for maximum efficiency and optimal savings.
Replace Air Conditioner Filters
Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use. Replace filters monthly for maximum benefit.
Utilize “Shade” to Cool Your House
Prevent direct sunlight from coming into your house by adjusting blinds, installing ceiling fans, or plant trees to shade windows facing South and West or you can add awnings outside of your windows.
Seal the Vents in the Rooms That Are Not in Use
Ensure that air vents and registers are well sealed where they meet your floors, walls, and ceilings to prevent leaks and disconnected ductwork.
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce 75 percent less heat than incandescent bulbs, and can help keep room temperature down. CFLs and LEDs also consume less energy.