5 Fun Online Tools You Can Use to Cut Your Cooling Costs

May 24, 2013

We all dread looking at our energy bills during the swelteringly hot summer months. But there’s so much you can do to lower your cooling costs while still staying

(Don’t worry, we won’t tell you to turn your thermostat up to 85 degrees.)

Here are 5 fun tools that will show you how you can easily lower your cooling costs.

1) Energy Star Home Advisor
The Energy Star Home Advisor is like having your own personal energy efficiency expert.

It provides you with recommended home improvement projects to increase energy efficiency and comfort.

2) Westar Energy - Home Energy Calculator

Speaking of where you live, Westar Energy Offer’s this free home energy calculator tool that’s great for those living in Kansas.

It gives you useful details about your estimated usage, seasonal factors, and cost-saving recommendations.

It only takes 10 minutes to get a super detailed assessment of your home’s energy usage and changes you can make. So give it a shot!

3) Energy.gov- Air Conditioner Tips

Don’t want too many details and just want general tips? This page is for you.

This Energy.gov article provides helpful tips about how to use your air conditioner in order to lower your cooling costs in the short and long run.

This Energy.gov article provides helpful tips about how to use your air conditioner in order to lower your cooling costs in the short and long run.

4) Programmable Thermostat Tutorial

You were promised that you’d save about $180 a year by using a programmable thermostat. Well, it can only help you save money if you use it right.

Here’s a Youtube video by Energy Star that shows you how to use your programmable thermostat to its maximum potential.

5) Air conditioner upgrade savings calculator (excel file)

For you homeowners who are thinking about getting a new air conditioner, here’s an excel spreadsheet calculator from Energy Star. It shows you the savings you get from upgrading to an Energy Star rated air conditioner.

If you need someone to help install a new air conditioner in your home, contact Santa Fe Air online.

Want more money-saving tips and tools? Check out our blog.