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August 2014

Try a few of these energy-efficient tips! They’ll help you stay cooler this summer and you may even save on your utility bills.

Give Your Computer a Nap


Set your computer for low-power sleep mode if you’re away for more than 10 minutes and it’ll give off less heat. Shut it down completely when you're finished for the day.
A Picture is Worth…Lost Energy Dollars


A thermal image of your home, taken by a professional energy auditor, will show any air escaping through windows and cracks. A whole-house plan can be developed to ensure proper upgrades and result in the greatest energy savings.
Adjust Your Ceiling Fan


Hot air rises, so each fan should rotate counter-clockwise during the summer, pushing air downward to create a breeze.



Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your cooling bill will be. Visit Energy.Gov for more useful tips.