Although temperatures will rise this summer, it doesn’t mean your bill should too.
- Use blackout shades or curtains to reduce excessive sunlight that can heat up your home.
- Make sure your windows are well sealed. Weather stripping will prevent the cool air from leaking outside.
- Replace your air conditioner filters regularly; check the filters every few months, and if you have pets, you may need to replace your filters even sooner.
- Avoid cooking indoors. Stovetops make your home even hotter, so use this as an excuse to grill outdoors a few more times during the week. When you do need to cook indoors, consider using crockpots — they won’t generate as much heat as a stovetop.
After long cold winters, it’s great to enjoy the summer weather. Keep your cool and your hard-earned dollars.
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