25. Avoid Using the AC

For those lucky ones who live in hotter climes, the AC can be a life saver, but using it is costly. Try using it only when absolutely necessary. You can ice down your pulse points with actual ice cubes or by using cool cotton sheets at night.

Avoid wearing tight synthetic clothes and wear loose cotton, linen or silks instead, as they will allow your skin to breath and prevent build-up of perspiration. You can cut the AC costs by setting your thermostat to between 74 and 78 degrees and keeping the air filter clean (which means replacing it every few months). Keep windows and doors closed and locked while AC is running and you should see a pleasing difference in your next electricity bill.

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