As power bills soar with the temperature, here’s how to save some money

When temperatures start to soar, so can your power bill -- but there are ways you can save a lot of money.

“The main factor is making sure that your bills are lower, because the economy is changing,” one neighbor told Channel 9.

We’re looking into how you can lower your energy usage without spending a dime, including one big step you can take.

>>Watch the full story on how to keep the cool in and the heat out, Friday at 5 p.m - only on Channel 9.

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