SUMMER ENERGY-SAVING TIPS
Courtesy of JCP&L
• Install a programmable thermostat, which automatically adjusts your
central air conditioner’s temperature settings, allowing you to save energy
while you’re away.
• Clean or replace central air conditioning filters as needed.
• Turn off your air conditioner when you leave for several hours. You will
use less energy to cool your home later.
• When using a room air conditioner, turn on an interior fan to circulate the
• Consider using an electric fan at night instead of an air conditioner. An
electric fan is less expensive to run – and to purchase.
• Move any furniture, draperies or other obstructions that may block the flow
of cool air from registers or room air conditioners.
• If you replace an appliance, consider getting an ENERGY STAR rated
• Clothes dryers, ovens and dishwashers produce a lot of heat. This can
make your air conditioner work harder, so use them in the early morning or
late evening, not in the afternoon.
• In the daytime, close window blinds and shades to block direct sunlight.