Keeping cool when it's hot makes life comfortable but can also be expensive.
Air conditioning your home can cost as much as $1 an hour. This can really add up during a hot summer, compared to using ceiling fans that cost about one cent an hour to cool your home.
Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to cut down on your power use – steps that will save you money, reduce our impact on the environment and still keep you comfortable.
Here are some simple ways you can save power and hundreds of dollars that won't affect your lifestyle: