12 Tips to Cut Your Electric Bill This Summer

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1. Turn off Lights

Let that summer sunshine pour through your windows to brighten your home for free!

2. Do an Energy Audit

Which gadgets and appliances are hogging up the most electricity and how can you make them more efficient?

3. Switch to LEDs

LED lights consume far less power than traditional alternatives, and can even offer a variety of ways to light and color your home!

4. Air Dry Dishes

Skip the heated dry cycle on your dishwasher and let the warm summer air dry your dishes for you.

5. Energy Efficient Appliances

Even with a hefty price tag, many modern appliances can quickly pay for themselves by drastically cutting your electric and other utility bills.

6. Programmable Thermostats

Scheduling your AC usage through the day and week can help you efficiently cool your home and avoid price surges during peak demand hours.

7. Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water

In a majority of instances, cold water is plenty to clean your clothes, and much cheaper to run.

8. Hang Clothes to Dry

After taking your laundry out of a nice cold-water wash cycle, hang them out to dry in the warm summer breeze.

9. Check for Air Leaks

Leaky windows and doors could let in a lot of heat from the outside air and sharply drive up your summer cooling bills.

10. Use Solar Panels

Turn the utility costs of summer heat into savings and income with solar panels of any size!

11. Check for Utility Discounts

Ask your power company about potential discounts for low usage, efficient appliances, or other green energy efforts.

12. Lower Your Hot Water Temp

You likely don't need to heat your water in summer as much as in cold weather. Turning down your faucets can cut down the heating cost.

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