Here are five foolproof ways to beat the heat in your Hampton Roads home this summer:
1. Invest In Cooling Curtains
Thermal or blackout curtains work to insulate your home from the hot summer sun. Install them to cover windows that regularly have prolonged exposure to direct sunlight throughout the day. Not only will the curtains block out the sun and heat, it will help saving on energy costs because your air conditioner won't have to work as hard, simultaneously cooling your home and your wallet.
2. Service Your Air Conditioner
You may think this tip seems straight forward but how many times has the hot summer heat taken you by surprise, leaving you to fire up the air conditioner without having it properly serviced.