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The Bear of Real Estate – Think Melissa Team has comprised a list of great tips to beat the heat and lower your bills this Summer. Do not let the summer heat take a toll on your wallet, escape this heat wave by using these summer saving tips.
  • Turn off the a/c and open windows on a cool night.
  • Service your HVAC.
  • Replace your a/c filters. Dirty filters restrict airflow and cause units to run longer.
  • Close window coverings or use solar shade screens, reflective films, awnings or trees to shade exposed windows.
  • Use window, ceiling and whole house fans to help keep house cooler.
  • Add weather strips and caulk to drafty doors and windows.
  • Keep interior doors and vents open to help air circulate.
  • Run full loads of laundry and dishes versus partial.
  • Keep blinds closed during the day.
  • Run the dryer & dishwasher at night on hot days, and let the dishes air dry.
  • Eliminate extra freezers and refrigerators, especially those in the garage or outside.
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs.
  • Purchase energy efficient appliances.
  • Make sure your vents are not covered. This will allow vents to breath easier.
  • Add a dry towel to wet clothes in the dryer to decrease drying time.
  • Limit the use of the oven and grill outside.
  • Take cooler and shorter showers.
  • Ensure your a/c pipes are sealed.

Stay cool and have a great summer!