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The average family spends $1,900 a year on home energy bills. ENERGY STAR @ home has simple home-improvement tips to help you use less energy and reduce your utility bills.


What it Means

A long hot summer can mean big headaches if you’re not careful about conserving energy. One way you can cut costs without losing your cool is to set the thermostat higher whenever you leave home. (A programmable model makes this easy.) Another smart idea is to check your filter monthly and replace it if necessary. When buying a new air-conditioner, look for an ENERGY STAR® model, which runs more efficiently than standard systems.

Not sure what to look for in a new air-conditioning system? Want tips for making your home more energy efficient? Click here