How can you keep your home at a comfortable temperature without blasting the A/C? Here are a few tips to help you — and your house — beat the heat this summer.

Plant foliage to block the sun.
Planting tall shrubs, bushes, and trees strategically will create natural shade and help keep things cooler.
 
Give your A/C a tune-up.
Book a pro inspection to ensure  it’s working correctly and with maximum efficiency.
 
Run ceiling fans counterclockwise.
Turning them counterclockwise means that air is getting pushed down, creating a cool breeze.
 
Close blinds and curtains during the day.
You could switch to light-blocking window treatments to really keep the sun out of your living areas.
 
Install a smart thermostat.
Maximize your home’s energy efficiency. A smart thermostat can learn your daily comings and goings and adjust your HVAC accordingly.
 
Look into Low-E glass.
This remarkable glass dissipates heat and UV rays while letting in the light.
 
Install cool roof technology.
Using specially made shingles, thick reflective paint, or a sheet of cool coating, these roofs reflect heat and UV light away from the home.
 
Have ductwork inspected.
Ducts need to be sealed and insulated for maximum efficiency.
 
Summer is here and the housing market is already hot hot hot! If you plan to buy, refinance or improve your home this summer, contact one of our Mortgage Specialists to get a quick and free Home Financing Review. Call us at 1-888-254-9500 today!

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