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Cut down on the heat, and your power bill

July 26, 2005

Albany - Air conditioning units are running wide-open in South Georgia, but your house still may not be as cool as you would like. Lorie Farkas with Water, Gas and Light has some tips to keep you cool and keep your bill low. She says, "Everybody needs to turn their thermostat up to 78 degrees and very few people have their thermostat set that high. Once they've done that, they need to make sure their filters are cleaned at least once a month."

You should also keep drapes drawn to keep sunlight out, and if you don't have air conditioning unit, open windows throughout the house to create a draft. If your power bills are getting out of hand, call WG&L, they will come to your house and do a free energy consultation to help you lower it.

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