MINNEAPOLIS - With summer in full swing: temperatures are on the rise, with that comes higher bills for Xcel Energy customers.

To save some cash Xcel is reminding you of a few energy saving tips: turn off unnecessary lighting, run washing machines, dishwashers and clothes dryers with full loads,

They also recommend you use fans whenever possible, and to raise the thermostat setting from 72 to 78 degrees.

For more information you can visit their website.