Air Conditioning Energy Saving Tips
by Sean McCutcheon
Did you know that setting your air conditioner only 5 percent higher can save up to 20 percent on cooling costs?
You may not want to completely turn the thermostat off when you leave the house – but if you get into the habit of turning it to at least 80 degrees you will notice a significant decrease in the amount of your electric bill.
If you install an Energy Star qualified programmable thermostat – it can save over $200.00 per year and usually pays for itself within the first year.
Some programmable thermostats even allow you to connect them to your computer for programming, and most models are very user friendly.