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6 Simple Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

Credit.com Logo By Trae Bodge of Credit.com | Slide 1 of 7: Now that summer is in full swing, many of us are finding these toasty temps to be unbearable. The air conditioners are in overdrive right about now, and while you've stopped sweating, your temperature may skyrocket again when the electric bill arrives. (Friendly reminder: Be sure to stay on top of <a href="https://www.credit.com/credit-reports/late-payment-secrets-revealed/?utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=content&utm_content=IB_1&utm_campaign=energy_efficient_home">payments</a> — a delinquent utilities account can ultimately wind up in <a href="https://www.credit.com/credit-reports/removing-collection-accounts-from-your-credit-reports/?utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=content&utm_content=IB_2&utm_campaign=energy_efficient_home">collections</a> and hurt your credit score. You can see where you currently stand by <a href="https://www.credit.com/credit-reports/free-annual-credit-report/?utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=content&utm_content=IB_4&utm_campaign=energy_efficient_home">pulling your credit reports for free each year</a> at AnnualCreditReport.com.)Good news: If you try some of the tips below, you may be able to ease off the A/C and save some dough in the process.

Beat the Heat

Now that summer is in full swing, many of us are finding these toasty temps to be unbearable. The air conditioners are in overdrive right about now, and while you've stopped sweating, your temperature may skyrocket again when the electric bill arrives. (Friendly reminder: Be sure to stay on top of payments — a delinquent utilities account can ultimately wind up in collections and hurt your credit score. You can see where you currently stand by pulling your credit reports for free each year at AnnualCreditReport.com.)Good news: If you try some of the tips below, you may be able to ease off the A/C and save some dough in the process.
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