Energy Update - 07/20/2020 (Plain Text Version)
Avoid A High Energy Bill This COVID-19 Summer
Reduce energy usage to save on your summer utility bill
Summer is usually a time for travel, family vacations, cookouts, and music festivals. COVID-19 has radically changed these honored traditions as we can no longer gather in large numbers and are required to appropriately social distance. This results in us having to spend more time indoors and trying to maintain a comfortable environment. This is a challenge given that our region has had a string of high 90+ degree days and we haven’t hit August yet. Attempting to stay cool and comfortable by constantly running your air conditioner can take a toll on your system and budget.
To help you lower your energy usage and ultimately save money during this COVID-19 summer, consider implementing one or more of the following tips:
So, there you have it, five tips that will help you save energy and, in turn, save money during this COVID-19 summer.
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