Follow these tips to save energy and money in the hot summer months:
- Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer. Each degree cooler can increase your energy use by 6% to 8%.
- Clean or replace filters every month. Dirty filters will make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.
- Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool. Fans blowing directly on you can make temperatures around you feel up to 4 degrees cooler.
- Leaks around windows and doors let cool air escape. Check for cracked caulking or damaged weather stripping and replace when necessary.
Find more energy-saving tips on GP&L’s website.