Turn the heat or air conditioning down.
Sounds obvious, but even turning down (or up) your thermostat by just a couple of degrees can save you a few bucks. Or, let your smart thermostat figure out the optimal energy-saving temperature for your home.
We’re a fan of fans.
Attic fans, whole-house fans, box fans – all of these are great options to cool the house down during those few hot days Oregon gets without spending a lot on air conditioning.
If you have electric heat and some extra cash, a high-efficiency heat pump could cut your heating energy use by up to 40 percent. Bonus – you get air conditioning too.