How I Cut My July Duke-Progress Energy Bill 34%

Unlike the summer of 2011 that was one of the hottest on record, this summer seems to be quite mild. However, for those of us who have lived in North Carolina for any period of time, we are all too familiar how August can be unbearably hot.   The soaring temp’s remind me of the summers of my youth in West Texas where temperatures frequently were in the triple digits and the tar on the roads would begin to bubble. However, you don’t have to break the bank keeping cool. These are some of my most practical and practically free methods that I employed in my 38 year old home that helped to cut my energy  bill by 1/3 letting me keep more of my hard earned cash instead of giving it to Duke-Progress  Energy.

Triangle’s 5-day heat wave breaks record

The heat at RDU broke a record for consecutive days to reach the century mark, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kathleen Carroll. 
Updated Jul. 24, 2011 4:36 PM | Full Story  at the News & Observer

Click Here to see my actual July 2011 compared to my July 2010 Progress Energy Bill
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This so-called Great Recession has been the longest in American history and it isn’t likely to end soon either. Whether or not you believe climate change is man-made or God-made we all have to weather these temperatures. Like you my family has left no stone un-turned searching for cost savings opportunities. They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, well I say that it is also the husband/father  who has to open the power bill!

The tips that I am about to share with you are the same tips that we have used in our home which was built in 1975 and they work! With the exception of one tip that costs $7 the rest are free and these are the very same tips that we used in our home to cut our June – July 2011 power bill by 34%.
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