You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to a high-efficiency, ENERGY STAR-qualified air conditioner and taking other actions to lower your home’s cooling costs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers a home cooling infographic that informs consumers about air conditioning systems and provides the following tips to lower cooling costs:
For a host of home cooling energy-saving tips, check out the DOE’s Energy Saver website. Also, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) offers consumer energy guides that cover many energy-saving suggestions.
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Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce - Division of Energy Resources. Contact the division’s Energy Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.