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Cool tips for a cooler summer

We’re only a few weeks away from the official start of summer but we’ve already had a number of days when record temps have been shattered. Extreme heat alerts in May are usually a good indicator that we’re in for a long, hot, sticky summer but before you quickly flip on the air conditioning; let’s take a look at all of our options and some ways to avoid flipping the switch.

Considering the fact that approximately 40% of your household utility budget goes to heating and cooling costs, any step you take to avoid turning on the air this summer is certainly going to go a long way when it comes to keeping money in your pockets.

Whether it’s opening a few windows, turning on a floor or ceiling fan, or hanging out in the basement, remember that you’re not only saving money but you’re also lowering your carbon footprint and helping the environment in the process. Win win.

Check out this week’s video for some quick, easy and sensible ways to beat the heat this summer. (And don’t even bother putting in offers on the shirt, it’s not for sale!) Have fun and stay cool!

How do you plan to beat the heat and avoid using your air conditioner this summer? As always, we’d love your thoughts and ideas. Please comment below.

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