How do you save money during triple digit weather?

Aug. 10, 2010 at 3:10 a.m.

Ranging Reporter J.R. Ortega was at Ramsey's Restaurant beating the heat with other Crossroads residents. There are many ways to reduce or keep an energy bill at a reasonable rate. Here is how some locals beat the heat and save money.

A: "I just keep it (the A.C.) going. I have to sacrifice something somewhere else just to keep it on."

Lawrence Sutton, Victoria, retired

A: "We cut our air conditioning back. We use ceiling fans more."

Charlotte Garrett, Victoria, retired

A: "Just keeping my thermostat at about 80. I keep the fans going."

Amador Luna, Victoria, retired

A: "The ceiling fans are on in every room. It keeps the bill at a reasonable rate. My electric bill is actually less than my water."

Jim Pooley, Victoria, consultant for oil company



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