Provide shade around your air conditioner, and it could reduce your cooling costs by nearly 3 percent.
Keep your oven door closed when baking. Every time you open the oven door, the temperature can drop 25 degrees.
For oven cooking, use the lowest temperature setting possible and preheat the oven to the exact temperature required.
When cooking on range tops, cover pots and pants; foods will cook more efficiently and the kitchen will stay cooler in the summer.
Make sure that your attic access is tightly sealed and well insulated.