Not wanting your home to double as a sweat lodge is understandable, and for most people, that makes air conditioning a virtual necessity. Unfortunately, indiscriminate use of your air conditioning can make your energy bill start to resemble a Powerball jackpot. The good news is that Andrew Obar of A#1 Air, a Dallas HVAC Best Pick, has some great advice for keeping your home’s temperature down and reaping the benefits of energy savings. Just like any good thriller, the threat doesn’t always come from the outside. “Appliances such as your oven, washer/dryer, and dishwasher are great generators of heat,” writes Andrew. He rounds up the rest of the usual suspects and tells you how to keep your utility company from hitting that jackpot. While summer may not be quite ready to exit stage left, you can at least leave behind unnecessarily steep energy bills. READ MORE