|1. Use a programmable thermostat with your air conditioner.
Or turn up the temperature setting on your standard thermostat while you are gone. Even a few hours can make a difference in your utility bill.
|2. Replace all your light bulbs with compact fluorescent lighting.
If you live in a 2000 sq. ft. home, in a year’s time, you could save 1500 kWh and $200! These bulbs can last 3-5 years!
|3. Inspect your duct system – cool your home not your attic.
Contact your local utility for information about inspection and duct repairs.
|4. Check your attic insulation.
Adding some could help on cooling costs. Also check you door’s weather stripping.
|5. Turn it off.
Whether it’s turning off lights, or shutting down your computer when it’s not in use, over time, these small efforts can save you big energy dollars.