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How to cool your house without breaking the bank
The Poughkeepsie Journal - Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Subjects: Cost control; Air filters; Web sites; Preventive maintenance
Author: DiMarzo, Jackie
Date: Jun 5, 2011
Start Page: C.1
Section: LIFE
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"The Department of Energy says that almost 45 percent of a homeowner's utility costs come from heating and cooling the house," said Dave Quandt, senior vice president of field services for American Home Shield, a national home warranty services company. On the hottest, most humid days, Central Hudson advises, don't run washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, swimming pool filters, hot tubs, spas or any other major appliances until later in the evening, usually after 7 p.m., when the overall demand for electricity is lower.

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