COLUMBUS - The Nebraska Public Power District has some energy saving tips for you during the hot summer months.
Media Relations Specialist Grant Otten says energy usage often increases in the summer as the average Nebraska home uses 10-percent of its annual energy to keep cool.
Otten says there are a number of things you can do around your home to not only save energy, but save some money on your monthly bill as well.
"Some easy ones is using shades or blinds and keeping your windows closed during the day. The big focus should really be on your east and west windows because they receive the most infrared heat from the sun."
Otten also recommends having your thermostat set at a higher temperature while you’re not home during the day.
For more information and to check for incentives offered go to NPPD.Com.