Beat the Heat on a Budget

This has been a hot year in many parts of the country. I recently heard from a friend who was at her wits end because of the extreme heat. She cannot afford to run the air conditioner all day and was asking me if I knew of any budget ways to beat the heat. Obviously AC is the best, but if you don’t have it or can’t afford to run it constantly, there are ways to stay cool without breaking the bank.

Fans: Get as many fans as you can. Ceiling fans work great, as do box and pivoting fans. Box fans can be placed in windows where they suck in more air volume to blow around. Box fans placed at opposite ends of a hallway, or in opposing windows create a wind tunnel effect that is more co

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4 Responses to Beat the Heat on a Budget

  1. Ollie B. Jolly says:

    Hey, I live in PHOENIX AZ and I know all about HOT and even I would NEVER put my drawers in the fridge! THAT’S SICK!
    :(

  2. LLwill says:

    Great tips. Also, wearing less clothes around the house is a great way to stay cool. If you excercise at home, workout in the early morning hours or late at night when the house is more cool.

  3. Jo says:

    Lighten up Ollie, its just fabric.

  4. larabelle says:

    Hey I love the idea of putting your undies in the freezer. It would be sanitary if you placed your undies in a gallon size zip lock bag and then put them in the freezer!! :)

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