Saving Energy at Home on a Hot Summer Day

When summertime heat comes to Texas, it doesn’t just stop in to say “howdy.” During most Texas summers, the heat will settle in, turn on all the lights, help itself to a cold drink from your fridge (and leave the door open!), leave its stinky boots in the doorframe, and make itself at home for a while. Summer heat is a stubborn presence, so asking it politely, but firmly, to leave is not a practical solution. You can, however, take steps to mitigate its worst effects in your home, classroom, or office to save energy while keeping cool. 

outdoor thermometer showing 100 degrees F.