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Why? Sunlight passing through windows heats your home and makes your air conditioner work harder. You can block this heat by keeping blinds or drapes closed on...
Save up to $20 per year
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Why? Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain by up to 65% on south-facing windows and by up to 77% on west-facing windows. They can lower your cooling costs and...
Save up to $170 per year
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Why? Outlets and light switches in the walls that separate your home from the outdoors are often overlooked sources of heating loss. Draft-proofing these areas can...
Save up to $15 per year
Why? Heating and cooling account for up to 60% of the average home's energy use. Dirty air filters make your furnace, central air conditioner, or room air...
Save up to $155 per year
Why? You can prevent heat loss by improving the efficiency of your windows. For many homes, the best solution is to make your existing windows more efficient....
Save up to $230 per year
Why? In the summer, air conditioning can account for a significant portion of your home's energy bill. When you replace your old air conditioner or buy a new one,...
Save up to $40 per year
Why? If you notice a summer increase in your utility bill, your air conditioning costs may be high. With the help of a ceiling fan, you can raise the thermostat...
Save up to $45 per year
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Why? Furniture, carpets, and other objects can block vents and prevent heated or cooled air from traveling. This blockage makes your heating or cooling system work...
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Why? When your home is empty, your heating and cooling systems are still using energy to maintain the temperature set on your thermostat. You can program your...
Save up to $305 per year
Why? If the sun creates overwhelming heat in your home during the warmer months, you may want to make targeted investments to improve the way you shade your...
Save up to $25 per year
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Why? Improving the insulation in your home can be the single most effective way to save energy. In a typical home, over 45% of a home's heating and cooling can be...
Why? Many pool owners find that they can keep their pool clean and save energy by reducing their pump's run-time. In fact, reducing run-time by 60-75% can result...
Save up to $250 per year
Why? In the summer, air conditioning may account for the largest portion of your home energy bill. When you decide to replace your old air conditioner, investing...
Save up to $70 per year
Why? Heat pumps are much more efficient than electric furnaces or electric baseboard heating. Consider purchasing a new, efficient heat pump to replace an electric...
Save up to $10 per year
Why? Fans help you stay cool while reducing your air conditioning costs. Since they are targeted to a specific area, they can be more cost effective than cooling...
Why? Your air conditioning unit will operate better if it has plenty of room to breathe. The air conditioner's outdoor unit — the condenser — needs to be able to...
Save up to $35 per year
22 people do this