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Principles of Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. Learn more about the principles of heating and cooling.

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Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes? Energy Saver shares tips and advice on ways you can reduce your heating and cooling costs, putting more money in your wallet.

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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
Just in time for summer, learn everything you need to know about home cooling with our new Energy Saver 101 infographic.
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Thermostats
In most situations, a programmable thermostat can save you money without sacrificing comfort.
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How to Read Residential Electric and Natural Gas Meters
Read your own electric and gas meters to ensure accuracy.
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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating
Learn everything you need to know about home heating with our latest Energy Saver 101 infographic.
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Living Comfortably: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades

A four-step guide to making your home more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy.

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Rebates & Tax Credits

Federal tax credits for heating and cooling systems expired at the end of 2016. If you made these improvements in 2015 or 2016, file form 5695 with your taxes to claim the credit.
​Learn more about the tax credits and find state or local incentives.