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Top Ways To Save Energy This Summer and Cut Your Home Cooling Costs

As much as 60 percent of the average home’s energy costs come from heating and air conditioning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. With a few home improvements and changes in your household routine you can greatly decrease the amount of money you spend on your utility bill.

  1. Seal Air Leaks – Fixing drafty windows, doors and outlets will keep the cool air inside in the summer and prevent heat loss in the winter.
  2. Use to CFL or LED Lights – Conventional incandescent bulbs emit a lot of heat. You’ll save electricity and keep your home cooler with energy-efficient light bulbs.
  3. Curtains and Blinds – Keep south and west facing windows covered on hot days and opened during cool evenings.
  4. Program The Thermostat – Program the thermostat to turn air conditioning off when you’re away.
  5. Add Attic Insulation –  Insulation will cut heating and cooling costs by 10 percent or more.
  6. Ventilate Your Attic – Ventilation fans prevent excessive heat from accumulating up in the attic.
  7. Check Your Air Ducts – Sealing and insulating your home’s air distribution system will increase your cooling system’s efficiency.
  8. Plant a Tree –  Deciduous trees will shade your home in summer while allowing the warmth of the sun through in the winter.
  9. Scheduled Maintenance – Regular maintenance is essential for keep your home heating and cooling system operating reliably and at peak efficiency.
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