Air conditioners provide comfort in these temperatures, but they will also cause a rise in utility bills.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk to Marshall Utilities Director of Electric Distribution  Jeff Bergstrom:

Jeff Bergstrom

“The biggest and probably easiest thing is to turn the thermostat up,”said Bergstrom,”If you haven’t already, adding insulation and sealing doors and windows will help.  Those things are better to do before the summer, but it’s not too late.”

Bergstrom also suggests pulling shades and blinds and closing vents in unused rooms.  He says that keeping the thermostat sat at a steady temperature will ensure that the system doesn’t have to work quite so hard.