• Replace standard light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs.

  • Schedule regular cleaning of your home’s vents and ducts to prevent dust and grime from hampering furnace performance.

  • Wash and dry full loads of clothes rather than doing partial loads.

  • Schedule regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system.

  • Replace your furnace’s air filter as your contractor recommends.

  • Keep your cool! Caulk and weatherstrip around doors and windows.

  • Set your furnace at 68 degrees and your air conditioner at 74 degrees.

  • Install a zone control system so you can control the temperature in each room individually.

  • Hose down your air conditioning unit. Leaves and debris can block air flow and make the unit work harder.

  • Install programmable thermostats so you can adjust your home’s temperature while you’re at work and at night.