Other Tips

  • Keep out the daytime sun by installing awnings on the outside of your windows
  • Cook and use other heat-generating appliances early in the day or late in the evening
  • Make sure your home is properly insulated
  • Don’t insulate over eave vents or on top of recessed lighting fixtures. Keep insulation at least 3 inches away from the sides of recessed lighting fixtures
  • Properly seal all heating and cooling ducts
  • Check your fireplace damper for a tight fit and keep the damper closed when the fireplace is not in use
  • Weather strip doors and caulk windows
  • Ensure that your home is properly ventilated
  • Replace single glazed windows with double or triple-glazed windows
  • Provide solar screens for east and west windows
  • Leave your central heating and cooling system thermostat fan control switch in the “auto” position
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