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Costs associated with cooling your home can make up a large portion of your summer electric bills. Stay cool and save money with these energy efficiency tips! 


  • Close blinds and drapes during the day to keep heat out.
  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home. Set it to a higher temperature when you’re away.
  • Turn off lights and ceiling fans when you leave a room.


  • Plant trees and shrubs to shade the exterior of your home.
  • Replace disposable air filters (or clean permanent filters) once a month to maximize efficiency.
  • Use solar lighting to brighten up your outdoor space. Solar lights are easy to install, low maintenance and provide free electricity.

For more information regarding energy efficiency, please call 870-895-3221 to speak with an energy adviser. Additional resources are available on the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas energy efficiency webpage