Keep Your Home Cool This Summer
Consider Using a Fan
Fans use 1/10 the energy of an air conditioner. Remember fans cool people, not rooms, so turn them off when no one is around.
Set Your Air Conditioner to 78 Degrees
To avoid an increase in your electric bill, most industry experts recommend setting your air conditioner to 78 degrees during the summer. Consider using a programmable thermostat to control hours of operation.
Use Your Shades
Keep heat out by using shades and blinds to create a barrier from the outside heat.
Keep your home cool by cooking outdoors or using a microwave instead of your stove or oven.