Tips For Reducing Your Cooling Bill
Today is Summer solstice. As we are in the peak of summer, you can do the following to save on your cooling bill:
1) Are you the type of person who likes to keep the thermostat at 71 degrees in the summer? Bump the thermostat a degree or two higher. You won't notice the difference, but your budget should.
2) Going to work for the day? Don't turn off your central AC when you leave. Instead, keep your room somewhat cool (about 75-78 degrees). When you arrive home, return the temperature to your comfort level.
3) Buy an electronic, programmable thermostat. Duh! This will help you automate the above tips.
4) Last, but not least, ration your oven use and try to bake at night when the sun is down and it's naturally cooler.