Kate Doughty

Keep your cool this summer with tips from SmarterHouse

Can you keep your cool, even in the middle of summer? Summer officially starts Friday, June 21, heralding the hottest months of the year. Staying comfortable doesn’t have to mean upping your energy usage. We spoke with Jennifer Amann, director of ACEEE’s buildings program, to get her tips and tricks for beating the heat without high energy bills.

How do you fight the heat while staying energy efficient?

Is your holiday energy use naughty or nice?

This year, give the gift of energy efficiency. Whether you’re visiting family, decorating the brightest house on the block, or staying in with festive movies and treats, here are some ways to save energy during the holiday season.

Decorations

Don’t worry, we won’t tell you to nix your holiday light show—at least, not entirely. There are a lot of easy steps you can take to make your festive displays more energy efficient. 

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