Keeping Cool

Before the summer’s heat becomes even more oppressive, take a few tips from the EPA’s Energy Star program and lower your cooling bills and your temperature.

| June 18, 2010

  • A programmable thermostat may save you money on your cooling costs this summer.
    A programmable thermostat may save you money on your cooling costs this summer.
    iStockphoto.com/Heymo Vehse
  • Service your HVAC system annually to keep it running at peak condition.
    Service your HVAC system annually to keep it running at peak condition.
    iStockphoto.com/Timothy Babasade

  • A programmable thermostat may save you money on your cooling costs this summer.
  • Service your HVAC system annually to keep it running at peak condition.

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program offers low to no-cost energy-efficient cooling tips to beat the heat.  A typical household spends almost 20 percent of its utility bill on cooling, and by taking steps this summer to improve energy efficiency, you can save energy, save money and help fight climate change. 

Try these simple tips to start saving today.

 

No-Cost Tips:



● Program your thermostat to work around your family’s summer schedule – set it a few degrees higher (such as 78 degrees) when no one is home, so your cooling system isn’t cooling an empty house. With proper use, programmable thermostats can save you about $180 a year in energy costs.

● Check your HVAC system’s air filter every month. If the filter looks dirty, change it, but change the filter at least every three months. A dirty filter will slow air flow and make the system work harder to keep you cool, wasting energy.

Feritzpowell
5/14/2014 1:38:50 AM

Towns where the temperature is above the average is quiet difficult to stay without an ac. Any howhttp://airconditioner-notcooling.com/ can help to save the energy as well as the money. In night normally temperature goes down so instead of setting the temperature at the below level we can increase the temperature.







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