The state is offering some tips to help you save money on your electric bill, now that summer-like temperatures have settled in. Using LED light bulbs, shoring up any drafts or leaks, and keeping the drapes or blinds closed during the daytime can help cut costs.

U of I Extension Educator Steve Groner says it's recommended that you keep your thermostat at 78 degrees when you're not home, and take advantage of fans.

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Groner also advises unplugging small appliances and ones you don't use very often, so they don't use very often so they don't draw phantom power that adds to your bill.

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