6 Heat-Wave Extremes to Slash Your Energy Costs This Summer

Energy Efficiency Made Easy

NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Nothing puts a damper on the fun of summer like that dreaded electric bill, which can skyrocket during the warm months as you pump up the air conditioner or lower your thermostat to keep your home feeling cool. But soaring temperatures don't have to mean soaring energy costs, experts say—the trick is to know how to keep your energy use in check without sacrificing comfort. Achieving this delicate balance is actually quite simple if you keep some basic tips in mind. Read on for six great ways to get started.