10 Ways to Cut Your Utility Bill and Stay Cool

Want to cut your utility bill without sacrificing comfort? Millions of Americans are bracing for a brutal summer. Try these tips to cut costs and stay cool.

Finger pressing a button on a thermostat that displays a dollar sign, indicating rising energy costs.
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Temperatures are heating up. In fact, scientists are now warning that 2024 could surpass heat records for the second year in a row. That’s saying a lot, as 2023 was the warmest year on record. With nearly 20 million households behind on their utility bills, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, you may be wondering how to stay ahead and save money on your summer energy bills. 

You’re in luck. We’ve put together (along with some advice from the experts) ten ways you can cut your utility bills and stay cool this summer. 

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Kathryn Pomroy
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For the past 18+ years, Kathryn has highlighted the humanity in personal finance by shaping stories that identify the opportunities and obstacles in managing a person's finances. All the same, she’ll jump on other equally important topics if needed. Kathryn graduated with a degree in Journalism and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She joined Kiplinger in 2023 as a contributor.