Open the window and let in that fresh South Dakota air this month. For days when the mercury rises above comfortable, follow these steps to keep the house feeling cool.
SWITCH OUT YOUR OLD SHEETS FOR FRESH, COTTON SHEETS.
This not only leaves your bedroom more light and airy, but a fresh change of bedwear can leave any room feeling more clean and cool.
KEEP THE LIGHT OUT.
Whether it be natural or artificial, turning off lights and closing blinds will help keep the temperature down in any room.
USE YOUR BATHROOM FAN AND THE EXHAUST FAN IN YOUR KITCHEN.
Both pull the hot air that rises after you take a steamy shower or cook out of your home.
ADJUST YOUR CEILING FANS SEASONALLY.
Set counter-clockwise in the summer at a higher speed, the fan’s airflow will create a wind-chill breeze effect that will make you and your guests feel cooler.