Keep house coolWith temperatures hovering 100 degrees over the past few weeks and no relief in site, it is important to take steps to insure a cool, comfortable environment for yourself and your family.

I came across this article and wanted to highlight some tips that really struck me. “23 Tips for Keeping the House Cool”

  • Provide effective shade for east and west windows.
  • Delay heat-generating activities like dish-washing until evening.
  • Don’t air-condition unused rooms
  • Install white window shades.


  • Turn off your A/C when you leave for more than an hour
  • Clean your A/C’s air filter every month during cooling season
  • Provide shade for your room A/C or your outside A/C. This will increased efficiency by 5-10%.

If you want more tips, check out this video clip from C&C Heating & Air Conditioning

Keep Cool

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