Insulation Tip


Having the proper insulation can keep your heating and cooling system from wasting energy.

  • Contact a home energy audit service to discover how much energy your home consumes and how you can make your home more efficient.
  • Insulate your attic (most attics require 9-14” of insulation depending on the type).

Thermostat Tip

Heating and Cooling

The majority of your energy bill is from your heating and cooling costs. Now is the time to make some energy-saving changes.

  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Set thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer, and 68 degrees in the winter.
  • Close doors to rooms you are not using. This will help either heat or cool the main areas of your home more effectively.
  • During summer months, keep your curtains drawn and blinds shut to help keep your home cool.
  • During the winter months, keep your southern and western window shades open to help warm the house.
  • Use your fans when you can during summer months in place of turning on your air conditioner.
  • Replace air filters every month so your heating and cooling systems function at their optimal level.
  • Is it time for a new air conditioning unit? If it's more than 15 years old, it may be time to replace it with an energy-efficient model. You could save up to 40% with a new model.
  • Speaking of... When searching for new appliances, use online resources (like and to help you find the most efficient products.
  • Shading can help cut air conditioning costs by reducing heat from direct sunlight. Plant trees with high, spreading branches on the south side of your home.
  • Trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants help shade the ground and pavement around your home, cooling the air before it reaches your home’s walls and windows.
  • Search your local nursery for outdoor plants and shrubs that require less water.