Five Ways to Keep a House Cool

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Is there is anything more relieving than coming out of the heat into a nice, cool home? Most people tend to rely on some form of air conditioning to keep the temperature down, but there are plenty of other methods for cooling a home that get overlooked. Combining some or all of these methods will not only keep your home cooler, but it can reduce or even eliminate your cooling bill as well.
Five Ways to Keep a House Cool

4Cool Roofing

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Lighter colored roofs reflect the sun's rays away from the home in the same way that a white T-shirt keeps you cooler than a black one. You can take advantage of this by using light-colored shingles or painting your roof with special white latex paint made just for this purpose. You can also add a radiant barrier to the interior underside of the roof to keep heat out. A radiant barrier is a sheet of material that stops the movement of heat from outside your attic to the inside, kind of like insulation does. This helps to keep your attic, and thus your house, cool.

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