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Aug 15, 2014 1:45 PM by Monica Garcia

Easy home improvement tips to help lower your electric bill

TUCSON- It's no surprise our energy bill accounts for a large chunk of our monthly budget living in Tucson, but it doesn't have to be that way.

According to Ron Costigan, owner of Pillar to Post Home Inspections of Southern Arizona, you can save; you just have to put in the work.

"As long as your dryer is running and your air conditioner is running it's sucking the air you're paying for right out the roof," Costigan said.

For example, a dryer can suck the air out of a 1500 square foot home in just about 40 minutes.

Costigan said the trick is knowing what to do to keep that nice cool air you're paying for inside.

He also recommends changing your filters for your heat and cooling system every 30 days.

And something else to take advantage of is, is budget billing from Tucson Electric Power. The payment plan allows you to pay for your electric use in equal monthly installments.

For information on how to sign up for budget billing click here.

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