Cooler Lighting and Appliances

We all want a cool comfortable home in the hot summer season.

Cooler lighting and appliances can help reduce your electric bill and keep your home more comfortable. Incandescent light bulbs and electrical appliances can contribute to the amount of ambient heat in your home, which can raise the temperature. Here are three things that can help keep your home cooler in the Summer.

Replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient ones.

New bulbs give off far less heat, so check out LEDs or CFLs the next time you’re shopping. Most light fixtures are compatible with these cooler bulbs, and they use about 80% less energy than incandescents, according to Energy Star. They can also help reduce your electric bill!

Replace your old inefficient electrical appliances.

We know, they are a much larger investment than light bulbs! But, old appliances give off more heat than you would think. Upgrade to more energy-efficient models to reduce heat output from appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and dryers. Not ready to replace the whole kit and kaboodle? Do one at a time, every little bit helps!

Use Lids on Stovetop

Covering your pots and pans with lids while you’re cooking speeds up cooking time and keeps the heat where you need it most!