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Every month you can take part in an energy-efficient home improvement challenge. These challenges include seasonal topics to help you save on your energy bill all year long.
June challenge: Save energy while school’s out for summer.
When school’s out and kids are home for summer, you’re likely to use more energy. Fortunately there are things you and your family can do to save energy and still have summer fun. Unplug and find ways to take advantage of the warmer weather to save on energy costs.
You can also:
- Turn off lights when you leave a room.
- Limit time on electronic devices.
- Turn up the thermostat a few degrees.
- Limit time for showers.
Learn more summer energy-saving tips and take the challenge today.
May challenge: Check on your air conditioner.
Keep your cool this summer with this month’s PowerHouse Challenge: Check on your air conditioner. Now is the best time to make sure your AC unit operates at peak efficiency for when you need it most.
Take steps to extend the life of your unit and maximize your comfort and energy savings. Remove debris from your unit’s interior, clean the area around your unit to increase air flow, change the furnace filter and schedule a tuneup.
Learn more about the benefits of AC tuneups from Pete and Megan.
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