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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.


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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