No one enjoys feeling hot and miserable during the summer months, especially inside your own home; but keeping the AC working overtime costs a lot of energy dollars. You can cool your home without AC or cut costs and still be comfortable by raising the thermostat five degrees and using ceiling fans whenever you’re in a room. The air circulating around you will help make the room seem cooler than it actually is, believe it or not, by disrupting the envelope of heat surrounding your body! This simple trick helps you keep your cool and save money, too. Just make sure the fan is rotating in the proper direction. When standing under the fan and looking up, the blades should spin counterclockwise.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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