Here are some great summer cooling tips, courtesy of ENERGYSTAR:
Ditch the incandescents. Not only do they use more energy, they produce more heat. Swap them out for CFLs or LEDs.
Get with the program. Anyone who hasn’t installed a programmable thermostat is simply being foolish. They are affordable, easy to install on your own and can help save a significant amount on energy bills.
Enter the fan zone. Raising your thermostat by two degrees and running a ceiling fan can lower cooling costs by 14 percent. Just make sure you turn the fan off when you leave the room. See how easy it is to install a ceiling fan on your own.
Ditch the oven. You can use the microwave or, better yet, the grill outside. Both will cook the food quicker and keep the kitchen from becoming, well, an oven.
For more cooling tips go to the ENERGYSTAR website.
How are you keeping cool this summer?