Conserving Energy
  • Set your thermostat "as high as you can stand it." For every degree you raise the thermostat for eight hours, you will save about 1½ percent in energy costs.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to help cool before you get home.
  • Check air filters monthly and change them when necessary.
  • Use heat- producing appliances, such as the dishwasher and the dryer, in the evening when it is cooler outside.