How to Keep Your Home Cool (Without Cranking up the Air Conditioner)

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During the hot summer months, the air conditioner is convenient way of fighting the heat. Although dialing the thermostat down cools off your home, it also racks up your electric bill and releases great amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. Each year, Americans spend $15 billion on air conditioning, the equivalent of about 140 million tons of CO2 emissions. Fortunately, there are other ways you can keep your home cool without consuming much electricity and increasing your carbon footprints.

Follow these guidelines to lower the temperature in your home:

During a heat wave, there is always something you can do to further increase your comfort level: drink water frequently, eat spicy food, reduce physical activity, swim in the pool, and much more.

Last edited on 2nd of July 2018

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