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Cooling Your House Without Breaking the Bank

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Keeping your home cool this summer doesn’t have to come with an outrageous energy bill. Here are three ways to cut costs without sacrificing comfort:

– Landscape strategically. Low-lying shrubs that keep the ground cool and strategically planted trees that shade your home can reduce energy use by 25%.

– Buy a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to program your AC to automatically adjust the temperature when no one is home and cool it down before someone returns.

– Upgrade your windows. Energy-efficient dual-pane windows keep cool air in and hot air out, making less work for your AC.

— Steve Seeger, Lennar Homes

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