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Ways to save money on your electricity bills during this heat wave

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CONDITIONER AS MUCH.. ASHLEY: THESE RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURES WE’RE SEEING CAN SEND YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS SKY HIGH! 22NEWS REPORTER CIARA SPELLER IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH SIMPLE ADJUSTMENTS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP YOUR HOMES COOL… ON A BUDGET. AIR CONDITIONER BEEPING THE HEAT IS ON HERE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.. MONDAY MARKED DAY 3 OF THE FIRST HEATWAVE OF THE SUMMER.. OUR 22NEWS STORM TEAM ISSUED ANOTHER WEATHER ALERT DUE TO DANGEROUS HEAT… TRYING TO KEEP COOL IN THIS WEATHER MIGHT BE PUTTING A DENT IN YOUR BUDGET.. CIARA SPELLER AN INCREASE IN TEMPERATURE COULD ALSO MEAN AN INCREASE IN YOUR ELECTRIC BILL. AT 22NEWS WE’RE WORKING FOR YOU AND WE LOOKED INTO SOME ENERGY SAVING TIPS THAT CAN HELP YOU CUT COSTS.. NATIONAL GRID IS ENCOURAGING CUSTOMERS TO STAY COOL AND BEAT THE HEAT BY DOING THINGS LIKE DRAWING BLINDS OR SHADES TO BLOCK THE HEAT FROM THE SUN.. THEY ALSO RECOMMEND CHANGING YOUR AIR CONDITONING SETTINGS AND FILTER.. NATIONAL GRID ESTIMATES THAT A 75 DEGREE SETTING WILL COST YOU ABOUT 18 PERCENT MORE THAN A 78 DEGREE SETTING.. USING CEILING FANS FOR A PORTION OF THE DAY WILL HELP YOU CUT COSTS AS WELL.. BUT ONE RESIDENT TOLD 22NEWS THEY’D RATHER KEEP THEIR AC GOING IN THIS HEAT. RON CROWLEY, CHICOPEE KEEP THE HOUSE COOL.. DON’T SHUT THEM OFF. IF YOU SHUT THEM OFF.. IF YOU SHUT THEM OFF IT TAKES MORE ENERGY TO KEEP THEM GOING. KEEP THE DOORS SHUT, TRY TO KEEP THE HUMDITY OUT. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR ACS RUNNING, YOU CAN ALSO TRY UNPLUGGING TELEVISIONS OR CHARGERS WHICH MIGHT BE DRAWING EXTRA ELECTRICITY. IN CHICOPEE, CIARA SPELLER,

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