25 Jul '11, 1pm

The Heat is On – But Energy Efficiency Can Curb Summer Energy Bills #home #energyefficiency

Make sure y our AC equipment is in top running order, since cooling puts the greatest stress on your summer energy bills . A professional “tune-up” could save you the cost and misery of a breakdown on the hottest days. A programmable thermostat automatically coordinates temperatures in your home with your daily and weekend patterns. This can reduce your bills by up to10% by raising the temperature while your house is empty. And the device “remembers” to turn the air conditioning down when you won’t be home and back up, so you return to a cool, comfortable house. Using ceiling fans to circulate air will make you feel cooler and can allow you to raise the temperature setting on your AC thermostat by a few degrees. But be sure to turn the fan off when you leave the room, because fans cool people, not rooms. Replacing your 12+-year-old central air conditioning system (CAC) wit...

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