It’s that time of year again when the weather starts to get to a hotter and you need to find ways to stay cool. Here’s a question from a reader that is looking for inexpensive ways to beat the summer heat:
We live in the Southwest which gets very hot during the summer and our air-conditioning bill becomes outrageous. I’m a stay at home mom and I have two kids that are both under the age of 10. I’m especially in need of activities that I can do with the kids that won’t leave us all exhausted due to the heat. When it gets hot, they don’t even want to go outside which means the air conditioner runs the entire day.
I definitely need to know how to cut my cooling costs if I’m going to stay within my budget this year. I’m hoping that you can give me some ideas on how I can stay cool without spending a lot of money. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
This is a subject which I think a lot of people would like to get good ideas about. If you have a good way to stay cool during the summer without spending a lot of money, please share them with us.
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