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Staying Cool This Summer

August 31, 2022 National Grid US

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Staying cool all the way to the end of summer

With These Rebates and Energy Saving Programs, It’s No Sweat.

Even though summer is winding down, staying cool is still a priority. And with energy costs on the rise, On The Homefront wants to help by sharing some of our favorite ways to keep your living spaces cooler—while conserving energy. So you can enjoy everything the end of summer has in store, comfortably.

Stay cool. Save energy.

energy-starWhen you’re trying to cool off indoors, air conditioning can be a big source of your home’s energy consumption during the warmer months. We want you to feel like you can use your AC without worry, so we recommend upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified window A/C unit or ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioning system. National Grid offers instant rebates on your purchase of new qualifying units, so you can stay cool and comfortable, save energy, and reduce energy costs at the same time. It’s a win-win…win.

If your heating system is nearing end of life, it might be time to upgrade to cleaner, more efficient heat pump technology. During warmer months, they pull warm air from inside your home and transfer it outside, leaving cooler air indoors.

Another great way to save energy is by using blackout curtains. They reduce the amount of natural heat that enters your home, and can help your rooms stay cooler, longer.

Learn More About Instant Rebates

 

The Everyday Staples

ecobee3-lite-FRONT-VIEW-78-DegreesThere are also some simple in-home fixes that are great for reducing energy usage and upping your comfort. Start with an ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat. These great thermostats can be controlled from anywhere with your smart phone.

Some models will even learn your schedule and change your temperature settings automatically, so you can get cool comfort when you need it most and still save energy. Add in a high efficiency heat pump system to help your home cool more efficiently when summer temperatures climb. They last longer than conventional furnaces and AC units and require minimal maintenance. Plus, they require no fuel combustion or storage, and don’t emit carbon monoxide.

Significant rebates on heat pumps are now available in Upstate New York, and Massachusetts.


Energy Saving Tips

A19You can even keep your home cool by switching to ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs. Not only do they last longer and use less energy than conventional bulbs, they also don’t emit heat, helping keep you comfortable. Shop LED lightbulbs on our marketplace.

To keep the heat out in the summer months, it may make sense to upgrade your home’s insulation. Massachusetts customers may be eligible for an insulation incentive worth 75% or more off the cost of approved insulation after completing a Virtual Home Energy Assessment.

And a little bonus extra, save energy and stay cooler by running your dishwasher and clothes dryer at night.

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