With temperatures soaring and the humidity kicking in, the only thing rising faster than the mercury are utility bills. Home Depot Associate Danny Watson is here to show us how to keep the hot air out and the cold air in with five easy projects for the home.

Saving energy means saving money—as much as 20 percent of the utility bill, and possibly more. The typical household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR-certified products and projects, homeowners save up to 35 percent or more than $760 on household energy bills.

A local expert from The Home Depot can demonstrate five ways to stay cool this summer including:

· Home efficiency audit: Take the audit to identify ways to improve energy efficiency
· Quick connect ceiling fans: Exclusive new technology to simplify ceiling fan installation and a hands-on demonstration
· Smart thermostats: The latest technology behind programmable thermostats and tips for choosing the best one
· LED innovations: It’s as simple as changing out those hot, incandescent light bulbs
· Low-E insulated windows: Improves comfort and cuts down on drafts

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