6 tips to keep your home cool all summer

Is your air conditioner working overtime trying to keep your house cool in the summer? For many people, summer means BBQs, beach volleyball, and dips in the pool. With 100-degree days becoming the new norm for much of the country, a hot and miserable home can take the fun right out of summer.

Your AC unit doesn’t need to be the only tool in your arsenal to keep your home cooler. Check out these tips that will help you and your house stay cool, save money, and help reduce your carbon footprint.

1. Blinds and Blackout Curtains

Even though bright sunny days will have you wanting to have all the blinds open, it may be one of the reasons why your home is having a hard time staying cool. Keep blinds shut during the hottest parts of the day or during times when the sun is shining directly into your windows.

 

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