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WITH SUMMER OFF TO A HOT START…IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE SOME STEPS TO REDUCE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL. 
 
STEVEN GRONER IS A COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR WITH THE U OF I EXTENSION OFFICE. HE RECOMMENDS KEEPING YOUR THERMOSTAT AROUND 78 DEGREES, NOT USING THE OVEN TOO OFTEN AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CEILING FANS. GRONER SAYS YOU CAN ALSO REDUCE ENERGY USE BY CONNECTING SMALL APPLIANCES TO ONE POWER STRIP THAT CAN EASILY BE TURNED ON AND OFF.
 

 

 
GRONER SAYS WEATHERSTRIPS AND CAULKS WILL HELP SEAL UP DRAFTS AND LEAKS SO COOL AIR DOESN’T ESCAPE YOUR HOME. HE ALSO NOTES THAT L-E-D BULBS ARE BECOMING LESS EXPENSIVE AND ARE A GOOD WAY TO SAVE MONEY OVER TIME.

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