Consider replacing pool pumps and motors with energy-efficient equipment. If your pool has a filter and automatic cleaning sweep, shorten the operating time.
Save energy and money by using pool covers.
Remember to have your HVAC system serviced annually to ensure it’s running at optimum efficiency.
Seal your air ducts using mastic sealant or metal and insulate all the ducts you can access. In typical houses, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes and poorly connected ducts.
Add insulation to your attic to keep cool air in.
Buy an ENERGY STAR® air conditioner if your air conditioner is ready to be replaced.
ENERGY STAR windows can make your house more comfortable year-round and save you money as well.
Consider installing a whole-house fan. A whole-house fan placed in your attic draws cooler air into the home and forces hot air out through attic vents. Use it when the air is cool outside, such as in the early morning.
Install a door sweep on your garage door to seal the gap between the bottom of your door and the threshold. This prevents warm air from coming in and cool air from escaping.
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) The CARE Program offers a significant monthly discount on energy bills for qualifying households. The application includes just a few simple questions. No proof of income is required for enrollment.
Energy Savings Assistance Program The Energy Savings Assistance Program offers income-qualified renters and homeowners no-cost solutions to help make their homes more energy efficient, safe and comfortable. Improvements include weatherproofing, minor home repairs and select appliance replacement. Homes must be at least five years old.
SmartRate™ This rate option provides discounts for conserving energy when demand is highest—typically very hot weekdays between late spring and early fall. The less energy you use during these times, the lower your bill will be.
Energy Upgrade California™ Get up to $4,500 in rebates! Instead of making a few home improvements here and there to make your home more energy efficient, sign up for Energy Upgrade California, a statewide program that looks at your home as a complete system.
Set Up a Plan to Manage Summertime Spikes
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