Staying cool at home
Temperatures are rising and so will your electric bill this summer.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the typical U.S. residential electricity bill to go up nearly 5-percent this summer.
We have some tips on saving on your bill without sacrificing comfort:
- Keep the shades drawn during the heat of the day
- Use the microwave or cook outside on the gas grill instead of the oven
- Running a ceiling fan or box fan will allow you to raise the thermostat or even do without AC on milder days
And if you have a programmable thermostat, take advantage of it, so you're not fully cooling the house when you're not home.