Summer is here and it looks like warmer-than-usual weather is expected across all of Michigan.

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With a heat wave on the way, these are some simple steps you can take to try and keep the heat away.

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Ways To Stay Cool During The Hot Michigan Summer

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When you're hanging inside your home or apartment this summer and cranking up the A/C to the max to try and stay cool these are some other great options to try out.

Block The Sun From Getting In

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Close your blinds or invest in some block-out curtains to shield your home from the sun

Cover Your Windows

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Use reflective, heat-reducing window film to regulate the temperature

Switch Your Ceiling Fan Setting

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Install ceiling fans and run them counterclockwise to draw the cooler air upwards

Don't Let The Cool Air Get Out

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Apply weatherstripping to your windows and doors to prevent air leaks

Moisture Can Make It Worse

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Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air

Don't Use Your Oven

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I'm not saying you have to order out all summer long but consider cooking outside or using a microwave instead of the oven to avoid generating heat indoors

Open Your Doors

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Keep interior doors open to promote airflow

Fans Can Help With The Heat

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Use a fan to circulate air and create a breeze

Hopefully, some of these tips will help you stay cool during this hot Michigan summer.

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