"Sure, go ahead and turn that thermostat up to 80. You'll be sweaty and still shelling out a bundle -- unless you take other steps to make summer heat more bearable and reduce stress on your air conditioner.
Most of these cost little or nothing. Thank the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers program, which provides most of these tips (and more) on its own Web site."
The finance geniuses from Sympatico offer low-investment tips for keeping the summer out of your house.
- Get the most from your air conditioning
- Landscaping for a cooler house
- Little things mean alot
- Don't air-condition the whole neighborhood
- Plan Ahead