Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Why You Should Do It
After a simple installation, your utility will be able to cycle your central air conditioning off for fifteen to twenty minute periods during times of high demand (average 10 – 15 days each year). Since your furnace fan stays on circulating your already-cooled air, you won’t even notice when it’s activated – but you’ll notice the savings! You can save as much as 15% on your utility bills throughout the summer.
What It Costs
How to Do It
- Select “Add to My Challenge” and pledge to sign up for your utility’s A/C load control program.
- Call your utility or visit their website to learn about their load control program.
- Schedule a time for your utility to install their load control device on your central air conditioner.
- Congratulate yourself for saving energy and money, and making a difference for Minnesota!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I notice when they cycle my central air on and off?
Most people don’t – in fact, Xcel Energy found that the temperature rose only 1 or 2 degrees on the few days when they activated their load control cycling.