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We are quickly entering the hottest part of the year, and we want to help you prepare for it! Running the air conditioning can lead to a hefty electric bill, so here are 5 tips to help you beat the heat without blowing your budget.

Take A Cool Shower/Bath
While it may seem uncomfortable, taking a cool shower or bath is a great way to lower your core body temperature. After coming out of the shower, you'll feel refreshed and relaxed. If you have a bathroom fan, let it run after to draw hot air out of the bathroom.  

Close Your Curtains
Windows that face the sun during the morning and through the afternoon can heat your home quickly. Keeping the blinds closed is a great way to keep the heat out, especially when you aren’t home. TIP: Consider installing blackout curtains to keep the sun's heat out of your house.  

Keep Doors Closed 
For rooms that aren’t in use, keep those doors closed to keep cool air confined to areas that are in use. Make sure those rooms don’t have vents or the vents are closed to make sure you aren’t wasting cold air! 

Breathable Linens Are Key 
Sleeping in breathable linens, such as cotton, is a great way to keep cool throughout the night. Look for sheets that have a low thread count. Higher thread counts have more weaving, so a lower thread count is more breathable. Also, try buying pajamas with breathable fabric. 

Use A Box Fan 
Box fans do a great job at keeping your house at a comfortable temperature. If temperatures are between 50 and 70 degrees during the morning and evening, then you can open windows on opposite sides of the house to create a cross-ventilation system. The outdoors will pull the hot air out of the house, leaving a breeze or cooler air. Box fans help to speed up this process.  

Hopefully these tips will offer some relief from the hot weather and save you money!   


*Information sourced from CNN, 

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