GREENSBORO, N.C. -- We're in that sweet money spot right now. It's the time of year when you don't have to pay too much to keep your cool home and you haven't turned the heat on yet.
But when the temperatures change, so will your power bill. We're helping you get a hold of your utility expenses now to help you save more when it gets cool.
WFMY News 2's debt and money expert, Ja'Net Adams offers these tips to help you save through the seasons.
"Whether we like it or not, the temperature is changing. We are moving away from the 90s to the 70s," said Adams, who wrote the book, Debt Sucks! Everyone's Guide To Winning With Money So They Can Live Their Dreams. "Use this as an opportunity to save more during colder weather."
1. Adjust The Thermostat
"Whenever the seasons go from summer to fall or winter to spring it is time to adjust the temperature in your home. When the temperatures start to drop like they are doing now, it's the perfect time to adjust your thermostat on the AC setting because you don't need it as much," explained Adams.
Adams says relying on ceiling fans to keep you cool or blankets to keep you warm will add extra savings.
"When winter turns to spring, you will need to turn the heat down to save money. Use more blankets and less energy during this transition," she explained.
2. Turn it off!
"If you are going on vacation or on a business trip, and no one will be at your home, consider turning the heating/AC unit completely off! A couple days or more with little energy output will save you a lot of money on your next bill.
Adams used both of these tips to work her way out of $50,000 in debt.
"These tips will help you save on your energy bill at least two months out of the year and maybe more. Just make sure to have that fun or that blanket ready!"
You can get in touch with Ja'Net Adams online, by clicking here.
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