Ways to save money on your energy bills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- With the heat of summer arriving a few days early, it’s good to remember to take it easy.

That also applies for your home cooling system.

Ben Pearson of Sioux Valley Energy offers some advice on how to do that.

He says your air conditioner is already working hard to stay ahead of the heat.

Anything you can do to reduce the load can make a big difference.

Pearson says a few simple steps can help you to keep your cool, and save a few bucks while you do.

Cooking outside can also keep your home cool.

Drought conditions and high temperatures have air conditioners working overtime.

Pearson says devices like smart thermostats can make a big difference.

It’s also important to keep your home cool by closing blinds, and cooking outside if possible.