Install a ceiling fan

Save on air conditioning costs by using an ENERGY STAR® certified ceiling fan, creating a wind-chill effect, making you cooler. In the winter, use it to move warm air from the ceiling down to your living spaces.

Skill level: Advanced
Decorate your rooms while keeping them cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Many ENERGY STAR models can be installed by homeowners, but if wiring seems complex, consult a professional electrician.
Cost range: $100-$200
Ceiling fans range from basic models to decorative units that add to your decor. The important thing is that they're a wise investment in energy savings.
Savings: $165 over the 10-year life of the fan
Ceiling fans are a smart purchase, as they increase energy efficiency year-round. Choose an ENERGY STAR certified model with lights, which is over 50% more efficient and produces 75% less heat than a conventional unit.