Living cool ways to save this summer

Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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Easy Ways to Save Energy and Stay Cool this Summer [Infographic]

Summer’s here, and that often means higher electric bills from increased air conditioning use. Now, we’re not going to argue for getting rid of the AC, as it not only keeps you cool, but also helps maintain healthy indoor air quality. But we do suggest using your system as efficiently as possible… and that’s where our friends from ENERGY STAR come in. They’re released the infographic below to remind you of some of the easy steps you can take to avoid big jumps in your utility bills this Summer. They’ve got more suggestions on their website, so check out all the good ideas they’ve got for staying cool while not going broke.

Got your own suggestions for keeping spending on AC to a minimum? Share them with us in the comments. And if you need a larger version of the infographic, just click on it…

energy star summer energy savings infographic



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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



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