Ever wonder how it is possible to save money when your air conditioner has to run cross country all summer? 2012 was the hottest year in United States history since temperature records began in 1895. Even those unconditionally skeptical people that have thought pollution has no effect on climate change are beginning to open their eyes. Some electric companies continue to peak their energy prices in the summer, but it is still possible to have a reasonable electric bill. Do it in an environmentally conscious way and you will make your hot self cool going green.

Despite popular opinion in overpriced natural energy sources, some Texas companies provide one-hundred percent renewable energy at reasonable costs including Green Mountain Energy, New Leaf Energy and Gexa Energy. To discover national energy resources and learn more about solar, wind and geothermal energy and research, visit the United States Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. They define the field of energy innovation and continue to challenge themselves in creating the best sustainable options for powering businesses, housing and transportation systems.

If you already use a sustainable energy provider you love, here are some popular green style tips to make yourself even cooler:

-Make sure your air conditioning unit is ENERGY STAR rated.
-If you have single pane windows, upgrade to energy efficient double pane. It is truly worth the investment.
-Install blinds on all your windows.
-Reasonably raise your thermostat anytime you are outside your home, especially when you are gone for long periods of time.
-Check to see if it is time to reinsulate your home. Eco-friendly options include picking a company that uses a high percentage of recycled material and ingredients known to be environmentally friendly including cotton which poses no risk to people and animals and is safe for those with allergies or chemical sensitivities.
-Use cold water in your washing machine whenever possible.

Be cool every summer and reduce your carbon footprint by using responsible electric providers and making simple energy efficient upgrades.


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