University of Missouri Extension Offers Tips to Reduce Utilities

6 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Monday, July 30 2012 Jul 30, 2012 Monday, July 30, 2012 4:17:00 AM CDT July 30, 2012 in News
By: KOMU Staff

COLUMBIA - With summer temperatures still reaching triple digit consistently, the University of Missouri extension is offering a few tips to help keep your utility bills lower.   

  • Keep debris away from air conditioners and replace dirty filters.

 

  • Get a programmable thermostat to reduce energy use when you're not at home.

 

  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy effecient compact flourescence.

 

  • Do laundry, wash dishes and shower at night or in the morning to reduce humidity indoors.

 

  • Close window treatments to reduce solar warming inside.
The list is not all-inclusive but University of Missouri extension says following the above guidelines should help reduce utility costs for the remainder of the summer months.  

 

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