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Did you know that just changing your air conditioning filter every four to six weeks can save you up to 15 percent on your electricity bill? Use your monthly utility bill as a reminder to clean or replace your filter.

Would you like to know more? Here are a few low cost, no cost ways to save energy:

  • Air conditioning accounts for about 60 percent of a typical home’s electric energy use. Set your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher if you’re leaving the house for more than four hours.

  • With higher temperature settings, use ceiling fans or portable fans to move air to make the room feel cooler. You’ll stay more comfortable and save energy, too.

  • Turn off lights when the room is not occupied and, whenever possible, convert incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs.

  • Seal air leaks around doors and windows with caulk and weather-stripping. This will increase indoor comfort, and help reduce both your cooling and heating costs.

  • Use shades or curtains to block the sun and heat during summer and open them in cooler months to take advantage of free solar heat.

  • Install low flow showerheads and faucet aerators to reduce hot water use.

  • Wait until you have a full load before running your dishwasher or clothes washer. Be careful not to overload them.

  • Keep condenser coils on the back or underneath your refrigerator/freezer clean.

For even more simple things you can do in and around your home to save energy, download our Energy Savings Tips

CenterPoint Energy has also partnered with TexasIsHot.org to provide tools, tips and information to help Texans beat the heat this summer and save energy all year-round.

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