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Summers Here!

The Summer Soltice signifies a rise in temperatures and usually energy costs.  To conserve energy this summer set programmable thermostats to kick in half an hour before you return home (unless you have heat-sensitive indoor pets). Cranking the thermostat to penguin-worthy temperatures won’t cool the house faster, since AC works at full throttle until a set temperature is reached. With every degree you lower it, cooling costs increase by about 7 percent.