It's going to be a hot one, folks. During the summer, you can almost feel the heat glaring at you through every window, even if your thermostat is cranked lower than a penguin habitat. But all that A/C blasting is not so great for the environment or your wallet. Thankfully, there are ways to cool down your house for cheap so you and your loved ones can get through this summer in peace.
If this summer feels even hotter than normal recently, you're not just imagining things. According to AccuWeather, there is a currently a dangerous heat wave that can push temperatures above 100 degrees F in most parts of the eastern United States. Even if this particular heat wave won't affect your part of the country, chances are this summer has been a brutal one.
But if you want to save money while keeping your cool, you are not alone. A quick Google search for lower cooling costs in the summer yields about 18,600,000 results. For many people, those sky-high energy bills are just as obnoxious as the heat. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to keep your house cool without breaking the bank. Some tips are as easy as flipping a switch, while others involve some minor home renovations that will help you save bank in the long run. At least a few of these ideas can help you find some relief until those autumn days finally arrive.