How to keep cool without breaking the bank

An Albany WG&L book is given to customers to help them save money

Air conditioning is many people's number one way of staying cool. But keeping your house cold may have negative effects on your unit.

WG&L Spokeswoman Lorie Farkas from Albany Water, Gas, and Light says there are many thermostat misinterpretations. "Moving it a degree can't make that much of a difference" says Farkas. "But every degree under 78 that you move your thermostat, you raise your bill three to five percent, and in a very short while you could really make a dramatic increase in your bill."

Albany Water, Gas, and Light also has free energy audits and conservation talks to help customers lower their utility bills.

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