High temperatures and high electricity bills go hand-in-hand. But there are some simple things you can do to keep your bill under control.
Con Edison , the company that supplies electricity to New York and Westchester, has some great energy saving tips on its website. Try these low-tech solutions to shave dollars off your monthly bill.
Ceiling fans can improve energy efficiency in both summer and winter.
Closing the shades or draperies is an efficient way to keep the sun's heat out. Make sure you keep the windows closed during the day, too.
Replace light switches with dimmers and motion sensors.
Keep your light bulbs and fixtures clean.
Focus light where you need it instead of lighting up the whole room
Set your air conditioning thermostat at 78 degrees.
Have you noticed a spike in your electricity use this summer?
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.