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Save on summer energy bill

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Georgia heat can be no joke, especially when the humidity comes out to play. You can still keep your home cooled, without having to fork over too much money.

Georgia Power says...

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees during these hot months. For every degree lower than 78, you can expect your energy bill to increase three to five percent.
  • Your air filters. Change them once a month during the summer. If yours are pleated, change them at least every three months.
  • Look around your exterior doors. If the weather stripping has flattened or the caulk is cracked, it needs to be replaced.
  • Same thing goes for windows. You can use caulk to fill small holes and expanding foam for the bigger areas.

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