Dust off your sunglasses, put on your flip-flops, and fire up the barbecue – it’s summertime. For many people, this time of year not only brings long, sun-filled days, but also energy costs that seem to rise as quickly as the temperature.
The Marine Corps spends an average of $13 million more on electricity in the summer than in the winter.* There are several reasons the electricity bill can be higher in the summer:
Reducing the use of the A/C during the summer, especially during midday, and performing energy-intense activities during non-peak times can help minimize the impacts of these price changes.
For some easy ways to reduce your energy use this summer, check out these tips:
Now that you know how to reduce your energy bill, start tackling some of your other expenses. The Personal Financial Management Program offers workshops and seminars on more than twenty money management topics. To learn more and find a workshop near you, click here.
*Average price spent on electricity by the Marine Corps in July through September compared to January through March since 2003.
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