Summer is a glorious time of year, but it looks like the dog days of summer are going to be relentless and keeping cool can be costly. The air conditioner is cranked 24/7, the fridge runs overtime so the ice pops don’t melt, and energy usage soars. It puts a heavy strain on the power grid, which can lead to blackouts, not to mention your utility bills.
So what can you do to cut down on late summer electric bills and pocket the savings? To find out, we consulted some energy-saving experts who gave us some simple, practical tips.