Stories about Beat the heat

Save Money By Grilling + Delicious Grilled Ginger Lime Shrimp Recipe


It’s summertime! This has to be my favorite time of year for obvious reasons: no real schedule, the beach, warm weather and no bulky coats, and oh yes, the summer food! Our family loves to grill out all summer long. Really we grill year-round but definitely more so when the weather is nice. I knew that grilling saved me from doing dishes (three cheers!) but I didn’t really realize how energy-efficient grilling is. If you need some inspiration to get outside and grill, check out how cooking this way can save you energy AND money!

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Grilling and Energy Efficiency at Home


It has finally getting warmer here in the Northeast and after what seemed like the coldest, longest winter it feel great! It has definitely made me dream of cooking on the grill! To me nothing tastes as great as food that has been cooked on a grill. Everything is so juicy and meats get so tender when marinaded….mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I plan on grilling outside until the snow forces me back in!

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It’s a beautiful summer day that started with running into work for a couple hours, peaked when you came home to spend some time cleaning the house, before running your kids to the pool for the afternoon. You’re rolling in the door right around dinner time and, well, these people you live with seem to want dinner EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT. Bizarre, right?!

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Home Energy Saving Checklist


Did you know you can make your home more energy efficient even during the hot and humid summer?

My husband has been on a mission to make our home more energy efficient. He’s been researching ways to save money and energy on cooling and heating our home. And, he’s been tackling different energy-saving projects for several months now and the savings are really starting to show.

Here are some of the things we’ve been doing to save energy (and money!).

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10 Summer Energy Savings Tips (and 5 Summer Drink Ideas!)


It’s time for another Project Envolve mission, and our goal this month is to give you tips on how to cut your electric usage and save money on your energy bill during the hottest days of the year. As much as I love the summer season, I don’t love the way running our air conditioners drives up our expenses. Our ACs are dinosaurs, and not very efficient at all, so I used to be afraid to even open our bill. But not anymore! We’ve been using most of the energy savings tips below, and they’re helping us keep our cool all summer long.

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Saving Money and Energy at Home


Beat the Heat but don’t break the bank! Forecast is calling for a hot summer in NEPA, but you don’t have to sacrifice keeping cool in order to be energy-efficient. As a frugal mom, I am always looking for ways to save money. As I stated last month, efficient cooking habits are a huge part of that plan but so is cutting the cost of everyday bills. I have partnered with PPL Electric Utilities to share some cooling tips that won’t make you sweat over the bills. Just because you’re cooling your home more efficiently doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice your comfort. We want to show you how much better it will feel when you’re saving money too!

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Affordable ways to be efficient this summer


Summer’s forecast: It’s going to be a sizzler! The scorching hot days and muggy nights have returned. But that doesn’t mean you have to sweat or sacrifice in order to be energy-efficient. It may be hard to believe, but you CAN keep your cool AND save on your energy bill! It’s easy! Start by following some of my simple tips– it will give you the knowledge you need to beat the summer heat!

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