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Now that summer is officially here, people may start to notice some sticker shock when they get their energy bills. But high energy costs do not have to go hand in hand with summer.temperatures heat up this summer, remember that energy efficiency can keep you cool while saving money and preserving the earth's energy resources.

 
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Now that summer is officially here, people may start to notice some sticker shock when they get their energy bills. But high energy costs do not have to go hand in hand with summer.energy saving tips We stopped by Rochester Public Utilities to get some tips for shrinking those AC costs specifically. First and foremost, folks should me mindful of where they set the AC at. Tony Benson with RPU says they don’t have to set it at 69-70 degrees in the summer and that setting it to 78-79 degrees will pull enough humidity out of the house for it to be comfortable and be noticeably cooler. It’s also a good idea to check with your energy company to see what rebates they offer. Benson says RPU has a clean/tune option that helps offset the cost of having a AC unit cleaned and maintained. “You don’t want to be stuck when the first 95 degree day hits and be like, “Oh no I just turned my AC on,” and have it not work or not be efficient whatever it may be,” explains Benson. Another common rebate is to replace old units with newer more energy-efficient models.
“You don’t want to be stuck when the first 95 degree day hits and be like, “Oh no I just turned my AC on,”
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