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 …

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Tip#10 Spend More Time Outside This one sounds kind of obvious but really it works! Look we live in the South and whether you want to admit it or not people lives right here in Raleigh WITHOUT air conditioning for …

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Tip#9 – Keep The Curtains Drawn Another DUH moment but think about it; windows and doors are holes that have been cut into the most energy-efficient building materials that our homes are made of, wood, …

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Tip#1 Change Your Filters & Turn up the Thermostat. I used to buy the expensive filters that would last three months but I soon learned that all I was doing was constricting airflow to my A/C unit and …

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Tip#2 Run the Clothes Dryer at Night Because we are from Michigan we have a gas dryer that doesn’t use that much energy but it sure does put heat into the house when that steam begins …

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Tip#3 – Cook Outside This one seems pretty obvious, but there is  very little cooking inside my house in 100 degree heat. It is counterproductive to what that gigantic machine the side of your house drawing 220 amps and emitting all that noise pollution is trying to do;  keeping  your …

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Tip#4 – Turn off those computers when they’re not in use! But wait until you’re done reading this post first! I’m not …

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Tip#5 – Replace your old incandescent light bulbs with LED or Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs. What do you think was powering your Easy-Bake Oven when you were a kid? …

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Tip#8 – Seal the Cracks Around Your Windows & Doors This is the one tip which will cost you but heck whats a can of STUFF cost, $6? I was amazed …

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Tip#7 Run the Dishwasher at NIGHT! Modern automatic dishwashers have a variety of settings. Heated Dry or Sanitary settings are nice but they don’t need to be used to wash EVERYTHING on this setting. My dishwasher has …

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