Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Weekly Savings Tip: June 22, 2009

So I receive weekly emails about one of my absolute FAVORITE topics - saving money. I've decided to share those here with my readers. ENJOY!

Sizzling Summer Savings

Have some fun in the sun without worrying about your wallet. Here are some savings tips to help beat the summer heat.

• Summer Savings Tip #4 – Consider replacing your incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). They use about 75% less energy and give off 75% less heat but produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs.

• Summer Savings Tip #5 – Make some shade! Awnings, blinds, drapes and glass films reduce the amount of sunlight that enters your home. Install them on windows, skylights, doors and other places where the sun comes through. During the day, closing the blinds and drapes to filter sunlight will keep the room's temperature from rising.

• Summer Savings Tip #8 – On a hot, sunny day, dark-colored roofs can reach temperatures of up to 150º to 190º F, heating the living spaces below. Consider adding a reflective coating, or choosing a lighter color when it’s time
to replace the roof.

Click here for 10 Summer Savings Tips that will help you cut costs on your energy bill.

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