SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Cooling your home amid high temperatures this summer can be costly, 22News is working for you with a few ways to lower energy prices.

  • Replacing appliances with more energy-efficient ones
  • Keeping the refrigerator door closed as much as possible
  • Doing laundry with cold water
  • Close curtains, blinds, and shades
  • Make sure your ceiling fans are rotating counterclockwise to circulate air.

Eversource also says insulation is important even in hot weather, so make sure your home is well-equipped.
If you are having trouble affording rising energy costs or need help making your home more energy efficient there are Eversource assistance programs available.