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Top 10 Summertime Energy Savers

by Lindsay Hutton

Are you looking for ways to cut down on your energy use this summer? These tips are effective ways to cut back, and most of them don't require a lot of time or effort on your part.

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Close the Curtains


Close the curtains in the morning, especially on windows that face south or east. This will reduce the need for air conditioning by limiting the amount of sunlight that comes in. For an even greater cooling effect, install Energy-Star-qualified windows.

Next: Don't Overuse the Air Conditioner

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