Heating and cooling account for about 56 percent of energy use — making it the largest energy expense — in the typical American home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Rising temperatures don’t have to lead to rising electricity bills. To stay cool with less added expense, Waupun Utilities recommends taking the following simple steps at home:
Utility Offers ‘Tree Power’ Rebate
Planting a shade tree this summer will add beauty to a yard and eventually keep a home cooler during warmer weather. Waupun Utilities’ Tree Power program helps homeowners with the upfront cost, providing cash-back rebates equal to 50 percent of the cost of a new shade tree, up to $50 per tree for a total maximum rebate of 3 trees per household.