In the thick of the Louisiana heat, WWL-TV talked to Entergy Louisiana officials to put together some tips to help you stay cool without breaking the bank.
Heating and air conditioning make up more than half of the monthly electricity bill in your home. To cut costs during the summer, Entergy suggests you keep your thermostat on at least 78 degrees or the highest comfortable temperature you can stand.
Every degree lower than 78 degrees can raise your bill by as much as 3%. So, if your thermostat is at 72 degrees, you’ve already increased your bill by 18%.