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Keep Your Electric Bill in Check This Summer

Summer is known for its abundance of sunshine. However, as the temperature rises during these months, your electric bill often does, too. But not to fear! There are multiple ways to offset the high costs that accompany the much-needed cool air. Use these tricks to thoroughly enjoy the warm weather—without having to fret about your bills.

Let your AC breathe
Clogged, dirty air conditioning filters will disrupt air flow and reduce efficiency. Make sure to replace and clean filters every month or two during peak season to keep your home cool while using less energy.

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Change your light bulbs 
Unlike traditional light bulbs, LED lights emit very little heat, making them an energy efficient choice to help keep your home cool. In addition, they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs.

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Make room for your vents
Furniture can easily hide vents. From your favorite love seat to your kitchen table, they may look good, but they could be blocking airflow. Make sure you’re aware of their locations, and move pieces if necessary.

Work with Mother Nature
There’s no denying that Mother Nature is a strong force—be sure to obey her. When the sun is up, keep the blinds shut. Although it might be darker than usual, it’ll help keep your space cool.

Change your cooking methods
A hot meal from the oven is great, but during the summer? Not so much. Because the oven can add more heat to the room, consider grilling outside more frequently during the summer.

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Kimmer Plunk

Based in Memphis and serving clients in West Tennessee and Northwest Mississippi. Serving others is a reward of its own and part of what makes me happy, and I've been doing that for 30 years through various activities including Girl Scouts, PTO, various board positions, unhoused ministry, and professional (award-winning) teaching. I treat others the way that I want to be treated including being readily available, listening to your desires, answering your questions thoroughly, and walking you through the home purchase process. My ultimate goal is to see that you find the home of your dreams and experience the least amount of stress during the process.

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