beat the heat…
stay cool without the AC

south-beach-7When the mercury rises and the sun starts beating down, it’s easy to reach for the thermostat and turn on the air conditioning. Sure, that blast of cold air feels good on a sweltering day, but it comes at a cost. Cooling our homes gobbles up incredible amounts of energy, increasing our carbon footprint. There are countless ways to increase the efficiency of your air conditioning – from simple things like sealing your windows to more complex things like installing a whole house fan. But, there are ways to stay cool without even turning on the AC. A few simple changes will keep you comfortable in warmer temps, without resorting to the constant hum of the air conditioner. Continue reading