Energy Saving Tips For Cool Comfort

Dated: 04/28/2014

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If you want to keep your home comfortably cool while saving energy dollars during the warm months, here's an idea:  don't add extra heat in your home.  In practical terms, that means:*  Use your microwave or countertop appliances for cooking chores instead of your oven or stove.  Better yet, grill some burgers outdoors.*  Run your dryer and dishwasher at night instead of the day.  Or let your clothes and dishes air dry.  Also, wash only full loads.*  Keep out heat from the sun by keeping drapes, blinds and shades closed during the hottest parts of the day.*  After a shower or bath, use the bathroom fan to remove heat and humidity.  Better to take short showers instead of baths.*  Set your thermostat as high as comfortably as possible.  Each degree above 78 can save 6-7 percent off cooling costs.  Also, don't try to cool faster by setting a thermostat colder than normal.  It won't help and could result in added energy expense.*  Install a programmable thermostat to save energy while you're away and comfortable while home.*  Ceiling fans will create cool breeze and keep air circulating in the home and, the Department of Energy says, will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees without reducing comfort.*  Replacing an aging Central air conditioning with a new Energy Star qualified model can reduce cooling costs by 20 percent.
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