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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

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Tip #10 How to Cut Your Power Bill

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 more than 300 years. Continue reading Tip #10 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip #1 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip#1 Change Your Filters & Turn up the Thermostat.

Change your filter when you pay your mortgage (monthly!)

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 making it work harder.   Continue reading Tip #1 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip #2 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip#2 Run the Clothes Dryer at Night Because we are from Michigan we have … More Tip #2 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip #3 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip#3 – Cook Outside This one seems pretty obvious, but there is  very little cooking inside my house in … More Tip #3 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip #4 How to Cut Your Power Bill

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Tip #5 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip#5 – Replace your old incandescent light … More Tip #5 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip #7 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip#7 Run the Dishwasher at NIGHT! Modern automatic dishwashers have a variety of settings. Heated … More Tip #7 How to Cut Your Power Bill