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Heating and cooling account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. <a href="/energysaver/principles-heating-and-cooling">Learn more about the principles of heating and cooling</a>.

Heating and cooling account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. Learn more about the principles of heating and cooling.

Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes? Energy Saver shares tips and advice on ways you can reduce your heating and cooling costs, putting more money in your wallet.

Tips and Advice

Tips: Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling accounts for almost half of the average home’s utility costs.

Tips: Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats can save you money on utility bills.

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Rebates & Tax Credits

Federal tax credits for heating and cooling systems expired at the end of 2016. If you made these improvements in 2015 or 2016, file form 5695 with your taxes to claim the credit.
​Learn more about the tax credits and find state or local incentives.