Pacific Power shares no-sweat ways to save energy this summer

Ready for the summer cooling season? These cost-saving guidelines and maintenance tips can help extend the life of your cooling equipment and lower monthly energy bills.

Energy management

  • Set thermostats at 78°F.
  • Keep exterior and freight doors closed as much as possible.
  • Allow employees to wear comfortable clothing during hot summer weather.
  • Install window film, solar screens or awnings on south- and west-facing windows to reduce solar heat gain.
  • Replace outdated air conditioning equipment with ENERGY STAR® qualified products. Pacific Power customers can receive Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentives for high efficiency upgrades.


  • Have a contractor inspect and maintain your air conditioning equipment annually to ensure the unit is running properly.
  • Check air filters monthly and clean or change as needed.
  • Clean air intake screens regularly.
  • Regularly check motors, bearings and fans; lubricate when needed.

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