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August 21, 2008

Beat the Heat -- Ban Hot Appliances

Once you've cooled your casa with fans, the last thing you want to do is heat it up again. Beat the heat week continues with another tip for staying cool.

Tip #4: Ban Hot Appliances

It sounds simple, but it's easy to forget that many household appliances create heat. Make sure you've unplugged all of your vampire appliances and avoid using heat producers such as the oven and the dryer.

  • Let the sun work for you--dry your clothes outside on the line.
  • Ditch the blow dryer--find a hairstyle that'll look great without the hot air blast.
  • Place the oven on summer vacation--opt for raw foods or downsize to a toaster oven.

Need to use a hot appliance? Close the door and switch the window fan to reverse mode to draw the hot air outside.

Have you triumphed over summer heat? Share your tips!

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