Summer Savings Tips

During the summer:

  • Keep your thermostat at 78 degrees or the highest comfortable setting. 
  • Avoid placing lamps or TVs near your air-conditioning thermostat. 
  • Have your cooling system serviced annually.
  • Check your filters monthly and replace when dirty. 
  • Don't block your supply or return air vents with furniture or other objects. 
  • At night, lower the thermostat to cool off the house. 
  • Check your cooling system's ductwork. Ensure that it is well insulated.
  • Close drapes and curtains to keep the sun out during the day.
  • Check all windows and doors to be sure they seal tightly when closed.
  • Is your home's insulation up to current standard? Is some missing or compressed. There should be about 13" of insulation, or an equivalent of R-38, in attics, R-13 for walls and 6" or R-19 in crawl space floors. Add additional insulation if yours is below standard.
  • Run ceiling fans only in occupied rooms.

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1. Winter Savings Tips
2. Summer Savings Tips
3. Air Leaks & Insulation
4. Fans
5. Filters
6. Lighting
7. Thermostats
8. Unplug
9. Water Heating
10. Windows