According to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than half of the energy typically used in a home is for heating and cooling.
But there are some simple and relatively inexpensive steps you can take to trim your summer electric bills.
*Change your air filter regularly
*Install a programmable thermostat
*Use compact fluorescent light bulbs
*Close the curtains
*Invest in weather stripping and caulk to seal the gaps
*Insulate your hot water heater
Can you make energy saving improvements for less than $200? Here's what you can buy:
*Programmable thermostat: $60
*Three air filters: $12
*Water-saving showerhead: $15
*Hot water heater blanket $20
*Weather stripping $20
*Caulk and caulk gun $7
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.