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® qualified air conditioners.
Replace your central air conditioning unit with an ENERGY STAR qualified 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.
|Basic||$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 circulate warm air in winter.
|Advanced||$100-$200||$165 over 10 years|
|Insulate your home.
Adding or upgrading insulation helps save energy year-round, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
|Advanced to Professional||Varies||About $200 annually|
|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%|