As the months go on, the weather tends to get a little warmer. The warmer the weather gets, the more we long to keep cool. As a result of trying to keep cool, we tend to raise our own bills with using air conditioning. In this day and age, having the air conditioning in hot weather seems like a necessity. Do not fret! There are plenty of ways to lower your bills during the summer months. One way that people usually overlook is the use and type of lighting used in your home. Simply switching out regular light bulbs with Energy Star qualified lighting can really make a financial difference. Also, on the days that produce a nice breeze, turn the air conditioning off and open the windows. For more energy saving ideas, please visit www.energystar.gov.