5 Essential Hacks for Summer

Hacks are meant to simplify your life. From cutting down on energy costs to staying cool when it’s blazing outside, check out a few ways to beat the heat this summer.

  1. Outsmart your energy bill.

Save energy by unplugging appliances and recharging your summer with an outdoor activity.

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  1. Make the purrfect treat.

Keep your pet cool with an icy treat. Fill up a bucket with ice and pet-safe fruit. Don’t forget to make a little somethin’ for yourself!

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  1. Look up! No, really.

To keep cool inside, you’ll want your fan to blow air straight down. Look up at your ceiling fan to make sure it’s spinning in a counterclockwise direction.

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  1. Try this bright idea.

Save energy and money­ by replacing all of your home’s lights with energy-efficient LED or CFL lights.

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  1. Grill and chill.

Instead of heating up your home with your oven, grill outside more often.

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