Summer of 78: This summer, say goodbye to high power bills and hello to super cool savings. Just follow these simple tips to stay cool the smart way.
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees. That's the efficiency sweet spot for your home's air conditioner. Each degree you lower the thermostat below 78 degrees adds six to eight percent more to your cooling costs
Keep the sun out. Use shades, drapes and blinds to keep the sun and heat out, especially on windows that face east or west.
Flip the switch on those ceiling fans. Make sure they're turning counter clockwise, but don't forget to turn them off when the room is empty.
Give your A/C a helping a hand. Keep the air filter fresh and your fan set to
Make the smart switch. A smart thermostat can save you up to 10 percent on cooling costs by raising the temperature when you're away and cooling things down just before you come home.
Read the Hot Weather Survival Guide. In order to help you beat the heat, we've put together a guide full of tips to save you money by using energy efficiently.