8 simple and clever Summer Energy-Saving Tips to save energy and money at home!
– Set your a/c thermostat as high as comfortable – we recommend 26°C – 27°C.
-Keep your a/c units or central air conditioner well maintained. Clean or replace filters regularly for more efficient operation.
-Keep the blinds and windows closed during the day. This an absolutely no-cost way to keep your home a little cooler.
-Window, ceiling and whole-house fans are also low-cost ways to stay comfortable.
-Minimize indoor heat: run the washing machine and dishwasher at night on hot days. Avoid heat-generating incandescent lighting and use a microwave, toaster oven or outdoor grill instead of the oven.
-Wash as many clothes as possible in cold water programs.
-Eliminate, or deactivate, extra freezers or refrigerators if you can, especially if they spend the summer outdoors or in a garage.
-Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use such as TVs, DVD players, computers etc.