How to Keep Cool in the Summer Without Spending Tons of Money

Turn up the temperature a few degrees – If you turn up your thermostat a few degrees, you’re saving money on your electric bill. A thermostat on 70 degrees costs twice as much than a thermostat on 78 degrees. Turn the thermostat up when you’ll be out of the house for many hours.

Clean and/or replace your air conditioner filter monthly. A dirty air conditioning system causes blockage, therefore racking up your bill.

Turn on your ceiling fan. The fan only uses as much energy as a 100-Watt light bulb but makes the room so much cooler. When using box fans, turn them off when no one is in the room. They serve no purpose unless someone is in that room with the fan.

During the day, keep curtains drawn and windows closed to reduce the amount of sunlight allowed in the house or room. Keeping the windows closed can reduce cooling costs by 30 percent.

Computers, TVs, lights, and other electronics all create heat. If you turn these items off when not in use, it can save you money on your energy bill. (Nearly twice as much!)

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