I was watching Good Morning America (GMA) last weekend and they have been showing charts of different U.S. cities breaking heat records for that day and their forecasted high temperatures over the next 4 days.
Not everyone buys in; however, from the Hoover Dam to Antarctica, I have seen it for myself, and climate change is real! Last month, I was on vacation in Redding, Northern California and it was 115 degrees the Friday I flew home.
The highest temperature I have ever endured was 120 degrees in Sydney, Australia in January 2020, during the time there were wildfires across the continent. I vividly remember standing in the street in front of our hotel and noticing a different type of burning smell. It was my flip-flops burning on the blacktop!
When the electric bills come in, I usually don’t pay them any mind, unless it’s summertime as I know they will be higher than usual. This summer, between rising electric costs and the hottest July on record since the 1800s, many electric bills are setting the wrong type of record with 25-40% increases as we have been constantly running our AC units.
As my longtime “Financial Wave“ readers know, a dollar saved is at least $1.20 earned, so here are my 11 money-saving tips on your electric bill going forward and throughout the year:
Give it a try and heed these 11 tips. Should we have above-average humid temperatures this fall, you will be well-positioned to save money every month.