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101: 4 Cost-Efficient Ways to Beat the Heat

Save electricity and keep the home breezy with these tips

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez and Tala Singson

Given our country’s climate and the hot days recently, it’s not surprising that many homeowners resort to air-conditioning. Why would you choose to stay in a humid room when you can cool down and sleep soundly in a cold and refreshing space? However, much as we love our AC units, we also need to keep in mind the rising electricity bill.

“Location, sizing, and orientation of the structure, placing of windows, materials (inside and out), and color all take part in making the space cool or hot,” explains architect Nerisse Sotto of Yan + Sotto Architects and Builders. To cool a space, Nerisse recommends the use of passive cooling. Here are four must-dos that you can consider:

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