It was 98 degrees in my corner of the world yesterday. That’s extremely hot, even in the arid Western United States.
During the summer, energy bills are known to double or even triple, cutting into already tight budgets and expanding carbon footprints.
If you think you have to choose between a summer of physical comfort or financial pain, think again: there are lots of easy ways you can increase your home’s efficiency — you just have to pick the right ones. This Fourth of July, it’s time to declare our independence from high energy bills!
Below is a ‘Do This, Not That’ guide to increasing efficiency in almost every aspect of your life, from the car you drive to the way you spend your evenings. You might be surprised to learn how much impact even the simplest changes can make.
Get inspired, or share you own energy saving tips in a comment!
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