5/16/2016 4:09:05 PM
Summer doesn't have to mean high cooling bills. Proper AC maintenance coupled with an overall strategy for efficiently cooling your home can help you stay comfortable while saving money. Once your air conditioner is in tip-top shape—tuned up and cleaned with a new filter—there are several steps you can take to keep the cool air in and ease the demand on your AC system.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recommends a range of methods:
For more tips, check out the DOE’s infographic Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Home Cooling, as well as spring and summer energy-saving tips.
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Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the division’s Energy Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.