7 Tips To Survive A Heat Wave

Don't sweat when the temperature soars -- try these tips to cool down (8 Photos)

iVillage Staff on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:48PM

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7 Tips To Survive A Heat Wave

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Cool Down, Save Money

Because it costs more to cool air one degree than it does to heat it one degree, finding small ways to cut energy will save you a lot of money this summer. Try these tips:

*Install weather stripping
*Replace cracked or broken glass in your windows
*Clean and replace air-conditioning filters regularly

And if you’re melting right now, you don’t need to spend a fortune to cool down fast. Get creative:

*Freeze small water bottles to sip as they melt
*Take a dip in the kiddie pool -- it's not just for kids!
*Have a water balloon fight

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