The heat is on again. And with it, the battle to keep a home cooling costs in line.
The summer months can exact a high toll on a homeowner's utility budget. A variety of energy-saving measures, however, can help you keep a lid on cooling costs.
Several websites serve up a variety of tips:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy • Page dedicated to cooling equipment and energy saving suggestions, at http://www.aceee.org/consumerguide/cooling.htm
California Energy Commission • Features a variety of energy-saving information under a summer seasonal list, at http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/summer.html
Energy Detectives • Spotlights six tips to lower the cost of summer utility bills, at http://bit.ly/Mblin3
Flex Your Power • Spotlights handy ways to reduce the home utility bills, at http://www.fypower.org/res/summersavings/
U.S. Department of Energy • Suggests energy-saving measures for the home, at http://www.energysavers.gov/seasonal/tips_summer.html