Dana PointLittle things to do to keep your house cool this summer:

  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents; they produce the same light but use a fifth the energy and heat.
  • Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher drying cycle
  • Use a microwave oven instead of a conventional electric or gas range
  • Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use
  • Plug home electronics, such as TV’s and VCR’s,  into a power strip and turn off power strips when equipment is not in use
  • Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater; 115 degreees is comfortable for most uses
  • Take showers instead of baths to reduce hot water use
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes

Posted by Jackie Gibbins

I live and work in Mission Viejo as a Real Estate Agent. Born in Santa Monica, CA and grew up in Westminster and Huntington Beach. Middle child of five and mother to two awesome sons, now grown. An artist, nature lover, observer, geek and people person, I love the area, love what I do and enjoy sharing any info and insights so others can find their dream as well.

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