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As the temperature rises, air conditioners tick downward. But that only means you pay more when the monthly bill arrives.

Another option to cool off: run through the sprinklers. But then there goes your water bill.

You don’t have to come up with new ways to cool your home and save money at the same time. Others have already thought of some ideas for you.

A clever article in Huffington Post shares many ways you can keep your house cool in the summer without ever touching the thermostat. Keeping your blinds closed, installing a ceiling a fan and changing your bed sheets to the fit the season are just some of the simple ideas.

If you like to run the air conditioner, however, Idaho Power has another suggestion: install a “smart thermostat,” if your home already does not have one.

A smart thermostat will better control the temperature in your living space. What’s more, you may receive a cash incentives to install one through the company’s Heating and Cooling Efficiency Program.

Check out Idaho Power’s website to learn more about what you can do to cut down on energy use in your home while still keeping cool. And for additional ideas, be sure to check out that clever article by the Post.