Summer’s hot weather could mean big energy bills to stay cool.
This season, try these energy-saving tricks:
Turn off lights and unplug appliances and electronics when not in use.
Seal leaky windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping to keep cool air in and hot air out.
Set your thermostat higher than normal when you’re not home.
Install energy-efficient lighting, and avoid heat-emitting incandescent bulbs.
To cut energy use, lower your water heater’s temperature setting to 120 degrees F.
On hot days, minimize use of hot appliances, like the oven and dishwasher.
By using ceiling fans and air conditioning together, you can feel cooler without setting the thermostat lower.
Enjoy your summer with lower energy bills!