- Whole house fans help cool your home by pulling cool air through the house and exhausting warm air through the attic. They are effective when operated at night and when the outside air temperature is cooler than the inside.
- Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The less difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
- Don't set your thermostat at a colder temperature setting than normal when you turn on your Air Conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and therefor unnecessary expense.
- Set the fan speed on high except in very humid weather. When it's humid set the fan speed on low. You'll get better cooling.
- Consider ceiling fans to spread the cooled air more effectively through your home without greatly increasing your power use.
- Don't place lamps or TV sets near your Air Conditioning thermostat.
- Plant trees or shrubs to shade Air Conditioning units but not to block the airflow. A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun.