07 Aug '13, 4pm

Check out these tips in Green Builder Magazine for lowering summer energy bills.

But it doesn’t always have to be that way; by practicing a bit of home energy efficiency, you can bring those bills right down and use that money for better things – like shopping for clothes to wear on your vacation! Here are some tips on how you can save money and energy this summer: - Keep your thermostat away from heat sources like lamps, for example, to stop your thermostat from misreading the real room temperature (and turning on the air conditioner to compensate). - Set your indoor temperature at 78˚F – you could save 3-5% off your energy bill. - Use a ceiling fan to cool rooms. It works great with an air conditioner set on low, and when you set it to rotate counter-clockwise, it creates a wind chill effect. - Take advantage of longer sunny days and use natural light instead of electric. - Keep your refrigerator/freezer temperatures at 36˚F – 42˚F for fridges and -5...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildermag.com/news/green-living/summer_e...

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