August 14, 2003
Cut Energy Costs
How to save power
(HealthDayNews) -- When it comes to your energy bill, get the most bang for your buck with these energy saving tips from the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services:
- Block the daytime sun with awnings on the outside of your windows or close indoor drapes and blinds.
- Do your cooking and use other heat-generating appliances in the early morning or late evening when possible.
- Open windows instead of using an air conditioner or electric fan on cooler days and during cooler hours.
- Keep windows and doors closed during the hottest hours of the day.
- Plant deciduous (leaf-shedding) trees, shrubs and vines on the south and west sides of your house to provide shade in the summer and sunshine in the winter.
- Keep outside air conditioning units free from leaves and other debris that can clog vents.