Beat the 100° Heat!

July 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Does the 100°+ heat have you down?  Are you dreading those summer electric bills?  Well here are some great tips on how to save energy.

  1. When you are away at work or out of the house turn up your thermostat to 78° or more to save.
  2. Better yet, install a programmable thermostat AND program it to adjust up and down as needed.
  3. Use fans to cool your body, but remember fans cool people not rooms, so turn them off when you leave a room.
  4. Close binds/shades on the south and west-facing sides of your home.
  5. Cook outside on a grill and avoid cooking with the hot oven or cook top.
  6. Get out of the house!  Hot days are a great time to go swimming.   Do indoor activities such as going to a museum, to a movie, grocery shopping, or to a shopping center.

Now, tell us some energy-saving actions and activities you do in the summer to save money and beat the heat!

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