TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - You've probably noticed your energy bill rising, and the bad news is the temperatures are only getting hotter.
However, some simple tips can help you and your bill cool off.
The air conditioner can be man's best friend at times, but it can do a number on your bill.
To save some money, here's a tip: increase your temperature while you're at work or away from your home; or shut it off all together.
Contrary to popular belief, it costs more to leave it running than to shut it off and turn it back on.
If you own a fan, it can be very handy in circulating the air to make it feel cooler. It is also a lot cheaper than using the air conditioner.
Another tip to saving some money is buried in the refrigerator.
A filled fridge and freezer will hold the cold longer, meaning less money spent to temperatures low.
If it's not filled with food, you can fill containers with water. It may sound weird, but you'll notice the difference on your next bill.
Also make sure you have a good seal on your doors. This will prevent cool air from leaking out and you paying for that waste.
Finally, there are some changes you can make in the laundry room.
Consider washing all your clothes in cold water.
As much as 80% of electric usage is heating the water.
When it's time to dry, try a clothesline or a drying rack.
Doing all these things will give a new meaning to 'beating the heat.'
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