Here are some ways to save energy this Summer:
Close your curtains-block out the sun's heat by closing your window treatments on the south side of the house during the day.
Open your windows- Open you windows at night when the temperatures are cool. Then close them in the morning to seal in the cool air for the day.
Turn up your thermostat- set thermostat between 74 and 78 a degrees for comfort and energy savings. Resist the urge to drop the temp for a quick cool. It just taxes your system and wastes energy.
Schedule heat producing periods- Use the dishwasher, oven and dryer during the early morning or evening instead of during the heat of mid day. For extra savings, Use your grill and microwave instead of your oven or cook top to prepare meals.
Clear out yard waste- remove shrubs, plants and flowers that block airflow from around your A/C unit