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Tips to save money on your power bill

How can you lower that bill without spending money? You'll know where to start by looking at your usage history on your monthly statement.

You can also experiment with your comfort level by raising your thermostat a degree or two.

"It can save you maybe 10, 20 percent on your utility bill," says Energy Sense Manager Andy Farmer.

If you've got a ceiling fan, use it. It pulls a lot less energy than your AC. It's also important that it's going clockwise in the summer so it's pushing air down.

Ceiling fans can make a room feel three to five degrees cooler, and curtains and blinds are more than just decoration.

"If you use your blinds to reduce that glare, it'll help cool your house," says Farmer.

Make sure to unplug things like convection ovens and electronics that pull power all the time.

"Even your computer when it's sitting there, not powered up," says Farmer. "Electricity is flowing through the system and being used."

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