These quick stats--courtesy of Lowe's Summer 2013 publication--can help you save some cash and keep your cool as temperatures rise this summer:
- Direct sunlight can raise the temperature of a room by 20 degrees; block the excess heat with drapes, reflective film or other window coverings.
- No need to set your thermostat lower than 78 degrees. If temps are nearing that mark, turn on a fan to make your home feel up to 8 degrees cooler.
- House paint won't properly dry and cure if it is hotter than 80 degrees. Get the job done in early morning or evening hours.
- Once temperatures reach 95 degrees, using fans and opening windows will only circulate hot air. Give yourself permission to turn on the A/C!
Visit Lowes.com/LCI-EfficientHome for more tips.