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How to cut cooling costs

Battling the heat and the bill

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Rising summer temperatures set the stage for a battle between you and your energy bills. There is hope for victory in the form of tips that will not only keep you cool, but save money, too.

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Blaine Rekken, energy services supervisor for Nodak Electric Cooperative in Grand Forks, believes it is the little changes that can save a lot. Inside the home, for example, he suggests keeping curtains and blinds closed. "Most homes lose heat through the windows, not the walls."

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