Did you know that turning off your air conditioning when it is not in use can save you $130 annually? The best part? It's free to implement these tips in your routine! 

This month, Sustainable Leaders in Action is focusing on Stay Cool as our August Youth Action through the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge

There are lots of clever ways to keep your home cool and reduce the work of your air conditioner.  Simple things like closing drapes to keep the sunshine out during the day and using a fan can lower your AC energy use up to 15% and save you money.  These actions will also extend the life of your AC unit and reduce carbon emissions and air pollution.  Even if you don’t have AC, you can make your home more comfortable during the summer by adopting these simple actions.  The best news?  Many of these actions are inexpensive or free and easy to do.

Keep reading for our tips to stay cool this summer and save energy in your home!


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