For Immediate Release:
SAINT PAUL, MN — As we enter the hot days of summer with temperatures over 90 degrees, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources reminds consumers of some simple no-cost or low-cost energy-saving tips to help keep cool, conserve energy, and reduce utility bills.
“There are some basic steps we can all take to reduce our energy use over the hot summer months,” said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. “These measures are kind to both our pocketbooks and the environment. Reducing energy use decreases carbon emissions from burning coal and petroleum products and this has a positive impact on our air and water quality.”
Check out the following 10 tips to keep cool, save money, and help prevent unnecessary power outages by easing high demand of electric power this summer:
Getting a home energy assessment requires a fee, but it is a first step to identifying a wide range of energy-saving measures. Gas or electric utilities can arrange energy assessments and often underwrite some of the cost.
For a host of summertime energy-saving tips, check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Saver website. Also, the Commerce Department’s Division of Energy Resources (DER) offers consumer energy guides that cover many energy-saving suggestions. Check out DER’s series of Minnesota Energy Tips.