Keeping your home cool this summer doesn’t have to come with an outrageous energy bill. Here are three ways to cut costs without sacrificing comfort:
– Landscape strategically. Low-lying shrubs that keep the ground cool and strategically planted trees that shade your home can reduce energy use by 25%.
– Buy a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to program your AC to automatically adjust the temperature when no one is home and cool it down before someone returns.
– Upgrade your windows. Energy-efficient dual-pane windows keep cool air in and hot air out, making less work for your AC.
— Steve Seeger, Lennar Homes