Comments On - 7 Summer Energy-savings Tips

My husband is an electrician, and we have changed our light bulbs, no change in our bill at all. I keep lights off in the morning, and won't let the kids turn them on in their rooms, until it's dark.
We conserve but our bill, is three dollars different then before changing the light bulbs. Don't expect your bill to drop because of the new light bulbs.
Amy, Bellingham, WA
Posted: 5/27/2014 11:06:05 AM
Great tips.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/25/2012 12:47:36 AM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 5/24/2012 4:31:07 PM
Here in Las Vegas, our local electric utility company just filed a request with the state regulating agency to raise their rates. Their justification? Apparently, so many people have employed conservation efforts to the point where the power company isn't making enough profit.

Go figure. We are using less, so now it costs more.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 6/2/2011 7:51:31 AM
I think that all of these are great and simple tips that everyone can benefit from. It takes no time at all to accomplish these tips and it saves you so much more than you think. Thanks for the great information!
Susan, Kansas City, MO
Posted: 5/31/2011 11:34:57 PM
i, i, ID
Posted: 5/29/2011 11:58:25 PM
These are all good tips for conserving energy. I am using to some degree all of your suggestions and have been for many years. It takes a little effort to implement some of them but the savings to me financially and savings to the planet are worth the effort.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 5/28/2011 6:05:21 AM
In the blurb for the photo it says to switch our lightbulbs to incandescents! Really?!

Otherwise the tips are great.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/27/2011 11:47:19 PM
Because I live in the desert, cooling becomes a much more expensive activity than heating does. We have upgraded our thermostats, use ceiling fans in every room, take advantage of cool mornings by opening windows, use a solar oven instead of the kitchen oven and have installed an evaporative cooler for low humidity days.

Recently, we adapted a misting system as a pre-cooler for our a/c unit. This simple $60 set-up has resulted in several hundreds of dollars in electricity savings. It works like an evaporative cooler for the condenser unit on our a/c. How come nobody has thought of this before and offered it to the public?
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 5/27/2011 7:07:39 AM
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