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Smart tips for using your A/C in extreme heat

  • Set your A/C to the highest comfortable temperature. Every degree cooler = a 6% higher bill
  • Close doors to keep cool air in
  • Close shades, blinds, and curtains – about 40% of a room's heat comes in through the windows
  • Clean your A/C filters monthly
  • Cook with a microwave, or grill outside if you can
  • Run washers, dryers, and dishwashers early in the morning or late at night when it's cooler
  • Get $30 back when you buy a new, energy-efficient Energy Star A/C
  • Check windows and the edges of doors for air leaks. Plug them up with caulk or weather stripping

Smart thermostats

  • Our free smartAC kit lets you control your window unit from your phone, anytime, anywhere. Use the app to turn your AC on a half hour before you get home, or turn it on and off throughout the day to keep pets comfortable
  • Get a free smart thermostat, app, and installation for central AC ($400 value)
  • Already have a smart thermostat? Get an $85 rebate

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