Real Money Cool Cash: How to Save Hundreds While Staying Cool This Summer

The average household spends about $400 a month in the summer to cool off, here are some tips to lower your air conditioning costs.
2:27 | 06/16/14

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Real money team is back as -- cranks up the heat just look at the map tonight -- most of the country hitting more than ninety degrees this week. The average American -- spending nearly 400 dollars between June and August cooling the house and tonight here. ABC's Lindsay Janice with a simple way to save big and still keep your AC running. -- -- -- -- Last night's San Antonio beat the heat on the -- thus far so -- flooding fourteen BA champion and now. Becky Torres and her San Antonio family are trying -- beat the heat at home. You're you're here and if there -- a lot of guessing you're thinking they spend a hefty 130. Dollars -- -- month to keep cool. But thanks to a new and for re gadget from her local energy company that's about to change I'm excited that we -- I think many. This thinking eco Smart AC -- connects to your air conditioning unit to make it smarter and save you money. Allowing you to control lire seats from your Smartphone yeah and when you're away from home and forget to turn it up or -- And -- within seconds. Also not -- completely free and it's gonna save you money and it was easy. But why -- these devices away for free. During peak times the energy company can remotely raised the temperature on your AC by up to three degrees. Helping men managed demands and prevent blackouts. And if you don't like it you have the ability to override -- report. -- I'm -- Patrick Vick has been using the gadget on an AC unit in his bedroom as well as another system called next that lets him control his central air. We're this year. You can save two utility providers in new York and Baltimore are also offering free Smart AC -- And direct energy is offering rebates on the nest thermostat in Ohio and Illinois with New Jersey new York and Pennsylvania to come. In all its residents will beat the -- -- 250. Dollars this year that -- many. That's at the -- seven you'll save 250 dollars just this -- David if your energy company -- offer one of these Smart -- kits for free. You can buy one online starting about fifty dollars which means it pays for itself since the couple looks by the end of the summer. Staying cool morning -- -- thank you.

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