Hot enough for ya yet? As the heat and humidity crank up, the excessive heat warnings are posted all across Western and Central New York for the week.

What can you do to save some money? A few utility companies gave come up with some tips to help keep your house cooler in the hot weather.

According to Metro Source News:

... keeping your blinds or shades closed during the day, which helps prevent the sun from getting in, lowering cooling costs.  Also, use a programmable thermostat.  Finally, unplug an unnecessary electronics you may not be using since some of them may still draw electricity even if they're off.