During the hot summer months, there are a number of things you can do to help keep the inside of your home cool without turning down the thermostat. Instead of turning on the oven, consider a tabletop toaster oven or use the grill outside. Run the dishwasher at night; it’s less strain on the energy grid and it reduces daytime heat buildup in the kitchen. And keep the exhaust fan running for a few extra minutes after cooking. It’ll keep removing airborne particles and will also help blow excess heat out of the house.
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