On incredibly hot days, it’s imperative to do everything possible to keep things cool inside without using energy-guzzling air conditioners. One of the easiest ways to keep things cool is to turn appliances off in the kitchen. Using ovens and ranges in the kitchen can raise the indoor air temperature as much as 10 degrees. The easiest solution? Fire up the backyard grill and cook outdoors. You can also replace heat-generating incandescent lightbulbs with cool LED ones inside; they give a bright light output without creating any heat.
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