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Reduce Air Conditioning Costs, Electric Bills
Posted By Jeff Yeager On July 2, 2012 @ 9:42 am In Home & Family,Money & Savings | Comments Disabled
You know, “It’s hotter than a firecracker lit on both ends.” Or, “It’s hotter than the devil dancing in frying pan.” Or even, “hotter than a billy goat in pepper patch,” which I guess would be pretty hot, although admittedly some of Gramps’ sayings translated better than others between generations .
I recently wrote about ways to stay cool  – and save money  – without cranking up the air conditioning, but with record setting heat engulfing much of the U.S., occasionally even a cheapskate needs to breakdown and turn on the AC. When you do resort to air conditioning, you can reduce operating costs  by following these simple tips:
Here’s wishing you an enjoyable summer, even though it’s hotter out there than a preacher man standing in the devil’s kitchen… or was he standing in a pepper patch?
* Tell me what’s your favorite “hotter than” saying?. Put it in the comment field below.
Photo by christianedillman  via Flickr Creative Commons.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/7447492456_84a4c6e57b_m.jpg
 between generations: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2010/savings_challenge_grandparents_help_without_checks.html
 See also: Summer Cooling Costs and Older Households: http://www.aarp.org/money/low-income-assistance/info-06-2012/summer-cooling-costs-older-households-2012-AARP-ppi-cons-prot.html
 stay cool: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-06-2012/12-ways-to-stay-cool-and-save-money.html
 save money: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/aarp_save_money/
 clean and tune up your equipment : http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/home-improvement/info-04-2011/saving-money-by-spring-cleaning.html
 heating costs: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-12-2009/five_keys_to_cut_heating_costs.html
 investing in new equipment : http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2011/money-saving-investments.html
 christianedillman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/76233822@N06/
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