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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
3,078 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
824 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
1,813 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...
587 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...
Save up to $290 per year
2,820 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
3,354 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...
690 people do this
Why? Many pool owners find that they can keep their pool clean and save energy by reducing their pump's run-time. In fact, reducing run-time by 60-75% can result...
Save up to $265 per year
403 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...
393 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...
978 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...
450 people do this
Why? Air leaks can be a large source of air loss in your home. This raises your heating and cooling costs and can make your home less...
810 people do this
Why? Turning down the temperature on your pool heater will significantly decrease the amount of energy you use to keep your pool...
Save up to $125 per year
336 people do this
Why? Setting your thermostat for energy savings can decrease your cooling bills...
606 people do this
Why? Ducts distribute air from your heating, cooling and ventilation systems throughout your home. When ducts have leaks, they can lose up to 20% of heated or...
662 people do this
Why? The edges of doors and windows are often not sealed well, allowing cold air to seep into your home or air conditioning to escape. Windows and doors can be...
1,541 people do this