Beat the System: Cutting Your Energy Costs

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We beat last week’s heat wave, and now it’s time to beat the system by talking energy-saving tips.

Let’s go by time of day.

Before you leave for work, turn up your thermostat a few degrees if your home is empty. Shut your blinds and curtains to keep out the sun.

If you’re really pinching pennies, unplug as many devices as you can before you head out the door.

When you get home, try making dinner in the microwave instead of the stove. It uses less energy and won’t heat your house as much. When you’re done with your meal, delay your dish washing as late as possible to avoid peak hours.

If you hit the hay, turn off your air conditioner and open the windows. Let nature cool you off for free.

For more energy-saving tips, click here.

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