11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat – Part 6

This is an excerpt from the article “11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat.” For more information, please visit http://charlesandhudson.com/green-building/tips/11-ways-to-prepare-your-home-for-summer-heat/

Consider changing your old thermostat to a programmable one. You can save up to $100 a year by using a new set-back thermostat. If your thermostat is really old and uses a mercury switch (a glass tube filed with yes, mercury, a silvery substance) call your local public works department to find out how to dispose of this toxic material.

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