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Heating and Cooling

Programmable thermostats and apps make it easy to control the temperature of your home and save energy and money.

Space heating and cooling account for almost half of a home's energy use, while water heating accounts for 18%, making these some of the largest energy expenses in any home. 


Space Heating and Cooling

A variety of technologies are available for heating and cooling your home. These systems and supporting equipment such as thermostats and ducts provide opportunities for saving energy and money. 


Home cooling systems


Home heating systems


Water Heating  

You can reduce your monthly water heating bills by selecting the appropriate water heater for your home or pool and by using some energy-efficient water heating strategies.

Selecting a new water heater

Sizing a new water heater 

Tankless or demand-type water heaters

Heat pump water heaters 

Solar water heaters

Reducing hot water use

State of South Carolina
Office of Regulatory Staff
Energy Office
1401 Main Street, Suite 900
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 737-0800