07/15/2011 11:00 am ET | Updated Sep 14, 2011

Six Tips To Escape The Summer Heat At Home

The heat is on this summer and many of us will be escaping it with the press of a button. Air conditioning is a big reason cities and suburbs can be built they way they way they are, but the cost of running an AC is high and the cost to the environment is even higher. To help beat the heat in a sustainable way, we've rounded up a list of 6 things you can do to stay cool and keep your electric bill low -- all the while giving your electric company an opportunity to reduce their emissions and expensive equipment.

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