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Conservation Tips

Warm Weather Conservation Advice

 

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  • Keep shades, blinds, curtains and drapes closed during the day to block out the sun.
  • Clear furniture away from air conditioning vents.
  • Install an attic fan - it can cool your attic by nearly 30 degrees!
  • Plant shade trees due west of west windows. It could reduce your air conditioning bills by up to 25%!
  • Cook on the outdoor grill to keep cooking heat outside the home.
  • When cooking inside, use a microwave instead of a conventional oven. It uses less than half the power and cooks food in about one-fourth the time.
  • Install reflective window coatings to reflect heat away from your home.