10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Tinting your windows is an eco-friendly way to keep your home cool and reduce glare

Tint your home’s windows

A dirty air filter can make your HVAC system work harder and less efficiently. It is recommended to change your air filter every 3 months.

Check the air filters on your A/C system

Use fans to create a cool breeze

Fans can cool you down, but they don't cool down a room. Turn fans off when you leave a room.

Living walls are beautiful and can help keep your home cool by reducing heat and improving air quality.

Create vertical gardens in your home

Moist soil helps cool your home and garden.

Compost the garden every spring and fall

Close blinds and curtains on sunny days to keep your home cool.

Close blinds or drapes to block hot rays from the sun

Cool your space with plant AC

Houseplants can help regulate the temperature of your home and make it more comfortable.

Unplug electronic devices when you're not using them. They generate heat, which can make your home hotter and waste energy.

Unplug electronic devices and chargers when not in use.

LED bulbs use less energy and produce less heat than incandescent bulbs. They can help you save money on your energy bills and keep your home cooler.

Swap hot incandescents for cool LED bulbs

Even if you can't install solar panels, you can still cool your home with 100% renewable energy by choosing a renewable electricity plan from your utility company.

Cool your home using 100% renewable energy