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Cooling accounts for 1% of yearly energy use for a typical household in your area.
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 $10 per year
2,966 people do this
Why? Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain on south-facing and west-facing windows. They can lower your cooling costs and also add charm to your...
Save up to $25 per year
235 people do this
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 $20 per year
767 people do this
Why? Heating and cooling account for up to 60% of the average home's energy use. Dirty air filters make your furnace, heat pump, heat recovery ventilator (HRV), or...
Save up to $195 per year
1,658 people do this
Why? You can minimize 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 $290 per year
700 people do this
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,...
270 people do this
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...
575 people do this
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...
2,604 people do this
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 $300 per year
3,152 people do this
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...
667 people do this
Why? Improving the insulation and air sealing 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...
Save up to $1,000 per year
1,056 people do this
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...
182 people do this
Why? Heat pumps are much more efficient than electric furnaces or electric baseboard heating. Consider purchasing a new, efficient ductless mini-split heat pump...
Save up to $500 per year
798 people do this
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...
377 people do this
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...
917 people do this
Why? Well-placed shade trees can reduce your cooling needs by up to 30% by blocking heat from the sun. In fact, shaded walls can be 5-15°C cooler at peak...
430 people do this