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10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

You don’t need us to tell you it’s hot out there. With temps in the 90s, high humidity and whipping winds, it feels like an oven outside! If you’ve got central air at home (luck you!), stay inside and bask in the cool, dry air. If not, we’ve got 10 tips to help you beat the heat this week.

Block the sun.  You can block out some of the sun’s heat by closing all your curtains and blinds around the house during the day. This can reduce the amount of heat that passes into your home by as much as 45 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Fan strategically. Try ventilating your home at night by installing a window fan and making sure the blades face outside to suck warm air outside of the house while pulling cool air in. (more…)

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