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Monday, July 25, 2011

Save money and Stay Cool!

This time of the year is known as a scorcher. One part of it is the heat that causes exhaustion and the other is the high costs to try and stay cool during this time of the year. There are many different routes that can allow you to beat the heat and a high energy bill.

In your car:
Take trips that will allow you to come full circle back to your house by hitting every stop in a fashion that decreases mileage.
Fill up the gas tank when the sun is at its lowest; either early morning or after sunset
Park in the shade and leave windows slightly open so that your car will stay cooler.

In the home:
Turn off or unplug any unnecessary appliances or electronics (they expel heat and run up your energy bill)
During the day, use curtains and shades to keep the home cooler.
During the night, open windows and use fans to circulate the cool air.
During Peak hours, (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.) do not use unnecessary appliances such the washer or dryer. Use a clothes line to dry clothes if available.
Keep doors and windows closed if you decide to use the air conditioner during the summer, to keep the air inside the house.

In general:
Wear loose clothing that will not absorb heat.
Do not go out for prolonged hours when the sun is its peak.
Drink plenty of fluids (nonalcoholic) and eat fruits and veggies to stay hydrated

In order to be safe this summer and stay cool, be smart about your energy use. In your business and in your home, use options that will keep you from being overheated but also not break the bank.


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