It doesn’t take money to save money on summertime energy bills. Here are some things you can do for free to slash your electric bill:
Raise your thermostat by two degrees to reduce your cooling costs by up to five percent.
Clean or change air conditioning filters regularly. Dirty filters cause air conditioners to work harder and use more energy.
Remove dust from the coils of your refrigerator and freezer so they operate more efficiently.
Close your blinds during the heat of the day and open your window during the cool evening to give your air conditioner a rest.
Turn off heat producing lights and home computers when not in use.
Fire up the barbecue grill to move cooking outdoors.
Adjust your dishwasher so dishes dry without heat.