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Keeping Cool and Keeping Dollars
Money Minute
Temperatures will rise this summer, but it doesn’t mean your bills should too.
 

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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