When school's out for the summer, many find themselves
sweating through the season in residences or rentals without air conditioning.


But it doesn't have to be that way. Consider these helpful tips from The Home
Depot Canada
to make your student residence or apartment cooler inside and out:

>> Pull the shades. By using curtains you can
substantially limit the amount of light coming into the home, thereby keeping
the temperature down.

>> Pump it up. If you are looking for the ultimate
reprieve from the heat, create an indoor retreat with an air conditioning unit.
Look for energy efficient options, such as Energy Star qualified units, which
use less energy and can significantly cut cooling expenses.

>> Join the fan club. A fan can help circulate the
cold air being produced by an air conditioner or simply act as the primary
cooling source in your home. Get double the use by installing a fan that has a
light fixture built-in.

>> For more tips on cooling down this summer,
plan a visit to The Home Depot in your area or homedepot.ca.