TIP THE SCALES IN YOUR FAVOR
Use our energy-saving tips and tools to save money.
Along with rebates, simple energy-saving actions can help you cut energy costs this winter. Learn how to conserve energy and make your home more energy-efficient.
Seasonal Tips – Summer
- Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher. Raising your A/C thermostat from 72 to 78 degrees can save you up to 12% off your cooling costs. Consider cutting costs further by installing a programmable thermostat.
- Switch to fans when you can. Use a portable or ceiling fan instead of central A/C when you can comfortably do so.
- Freshen A/C filters regularly. Clean or replace the filter in your central A/C to help it run more efficiently.
- Weatherstrip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep conditioned air in and save up to 5% on cooling costs.
- Block direct sunlight. Close window coverings, or shade exposed windows with solar shade screens, reflective films, awnings or trees.
- Save water and energy with our no-cost Energy Savings Kit.
- Choose energy-efficient lighting products such as LEDs.
- Filter your swimming pool for less when you switch to an energy-efficient, variable-speed pool pump and get a rebate.
- Power down equipment. Use power strips or unplug electronics such as DVRs, game consoles and TVs that draw power even when switched off.
- Target your top opportunities to save energy and money with the online energy management tools you’ll find in My Energy Advisor.
- View more cost cutting videos and infographics on cooling, windows, electronics, lighting and more.
Buy or Build an Energy-Efficient New Home
Looking to buy or build a new home? Make it a PSO-certified or ENERGY STAR® certified new home. It’s more durable, more comfortable and energy-efficient from the ground up. Check out these energy-conscious homebuilders.
Helpful Purchasing Information
ENERGY STAR offers detailed product information to help you make smarter purchasing decisions. Explore their tips for finding the service provider that’s right for your job and how to work with them effectively.