The additional tips that follow will help you save energy all year long:
Make sure that your home is properly insulated. This will reduce energy costs and keep you comfortable in summer and winter.
Plant deciduous trees around the south and west corners of your home; in summer they will provide shade, which will help to reduce cooling costs. In winter, when they lose their leaves, the sunlight will help to heat your home.
While summer presents a number of unique opportunities to make your home more energy efficient, it is important to remember that conservation is a year-round effort.