Our Advice ...
the heat, with efficiency
There is still plenty of warm weather left, so it's not too late
to take a few measures to be more energy efficient. Here are a
few summertime tips, useful at home or at work, from Tony Motto,
the University's energy program manager:
Close the drapes to keep out the hot daytime sun, especially on
south- and west-facing windows.
Turn the air conditioning thermostat up to 78 degrees -- or higher
-- to reduce cooling costs.
air conditioning vents and close doors to rooms that are used
off lights and computers when not in use, and set fax machines
and printers to "sleep" mode.
laundry and dishwashing to nighttime, away from peak-demand hours.
meals that don't require an oven or stove.
off electric heat pumps in backyard swimming pools, or better
yet, replace them with solar heat pumps.
air conditioner filters regularly.