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Money Pit Offers Tips for Green Living at the Peak of Summer Heat

Stay Cool, Save Money and Energy While Improving Indoor Air Quality

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/11/14 -- When temperatures soar and AC systems get cracked up to provide relief, energy bills follow suit. Such high power usage comes at a significant cost not only to homeowners, but to the environment as well. However, achieving home comfort in summer doesn't have to break the bank or result in a heavy ecological footprint.

"By using energy-efficient appliances and supplementing central air conditioning with less power-intensive cooling options, you can save money and remain environmentally friendly," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and host of syndicated radio show The Money Pit and founder of moneypit.com. "There are also eco-friendly ways to improve the air you breathe while you're hunkered down indoors to escape the heat."

Kraeutler and co-host Leslie Segrete recommend the following solutions for maintaining a cool, green, healthy home even at the peak of summer.

Give your air conditioner -- and wallet -- a break

Cranking the air conditioner to beat the heat can be a strain on your wallet and the environment. You can save green -- and be green -- while still keeping cool with a ceiling fan from Hunter Fan Company. Ceiling fans use relatively little energy to operate, and they create a wind chill effect that allows you to turn up your thermostat and save as much as 47% on cooling bills. Fans like Hunter's Orchard Park are Energy Star rated, which means they require even less energy to operate. Learn more at HunterFan.com.

Lower utility bills with a dryer that recycles heat

Eco-friendly laundry no longer means stringing a clothesline across your backyard. The new LG EcoHybrid Dryer benefits not only the environment, but your monthly utility bills as well. "This dryer features heat pump technology similar to that found in air conditioners and dehumidifiers," says Kraeutler. "It actually recycles heat once it's generated -- the first dryer on the market to do so." The result is a drop in energy consumption of up to 57% for each load of laundry! The LG EcoHybrid Dryer will debut this fall with select appliance dealers. Go to LG.com to learn more.

Filter allergens and reduce strain on cooling systems

Relief from allergies and hefty energy bills might sound too good to be true, but with Filtrete Healthy Living Ultra Allergen Filter MPR 1500, both are within reach. Designed to bring relief to allergy sufferers, this filter cleans indoor air and reduces allergens by capturing 90% of airborne dust, pollen, and mold spores. It also reduces stress on air conditioning systems, lowering the amount of energy needed to cool your home. Find a retail location by visiting Filtrete.com.

Control odor and moisture the all natural way

Typical air fresheners just mask smells, but Citrus Magic products completely eliminate them. Citrus Magic Solid Air Fresheners use the power of natural citrus to immediately absorb and eliminate odors, replacing them with clean, fresh scents. Other major sprays are 90% filler, but Citrus Magic Spray Air Freshener contains 100% active ingredients in an eco-friendly, non-aerosol spray. Brand new Citrus Magic Triple Action absorbs not only foul odors, but moisture as well! The innovative packaging has moisture-absorbing crystals on one side, solid air freshener on the other, and a third chamber that collects the moisture from the air. Visit CitrusMagic.com to learn more.

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