Reduce your cooling costs

Summer has set in with its usual severity…Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Coleridge almost had it right: Summer has set in with unusual severity and our wallets are certain to feel the heat.  If you need ideas that will help you lower next month’s bill, take a look at the United States Department of Energy website for strategies on reducing your cooling costs. The USDE website has all kinds of low-cost or no-cost energy saving tips.

For instance:

  • Close your drapes or shades in the heat of the day
  • Raise your thermostat four degrees and use a fan when you are in the room.
  • Learn to operate your thermostat for maximum savings
  • Get a professional home energy audit or conduct your own.

These suggestions and many more can be found at

Susan Schafer

I am a Public Services Specialist working in reference and media. Additionally, I work with the Home Neighborhood collection and Book Group in a Bag. Not surprisingly, I like to read, especially mysteries. I love to travel and I have a very long list of places I want to visit.