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Cooling Your House off for the Summer

With the summer quickly approaching, now is the time to start getting your house ready for the inevitable heat waves. After all, you don’t want to be caught unprepared if your house’s air conditioning suddenly breaks down in the middle of a particularly hot day. With that in mind, here are some interesting tricks to help cool off your house before it gets too hot outside.

Check Your Air Conditioning

First thing’s first: check your air conditioning. If you haven’t used it throughout the course of the winter, you might be surprised to find it isn’t as reliable as it used to be. With that in mind, HVAC companies Williamsburg VA like Art Newsome can come in and check up on your air conditioning unit to make sure it’s working the way that it should be.

Rearrange Your Furniture

By moving your furniture, particularly items you sit on, like your couch or chairs, into an area that faces shade, you can create a natural cooling environment for your home that doesn’t rely on any electricity. This isn’t just an effective way of combating the heat either, since it can help you save a considerable amount of money too. With a little bit of effort, and a lot of creativity, you can create cooling spots all throughout your house that simply use the natural shade created by any trees and bushes that are already on your property.

Set Your Ceiling Fans

It’s a little known trick that ceiling fans can help cool off your house by setting them to move counter-clockwise in the summer. This will create a breeze effect that can help you cool off.

Close Your Doors (or Open Them)

Depending on the time of day, you should either be closing your doors to keep cool air trapped in, or opening all of them to help cool air quickly travel through the house. At nighttime, keeping the doors open is optimal, since you can’t micromanage the cool air. During the daytime though, you’ll want to close the door to whatever room you expect you’ll be spending a lot of time in, so that you can keep the cool air trapped in there with you.

The summer is a great time for fun and games, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer through the heat needlessly. With these tips, you can enjoy the best parts of the summer without experiencing the worst of it too.

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Swimming Lesson In Red Cross

I knew this from before that Red Cross has a summer class for swimming, before we had our getaway last weekend I enrolled Faith in basic swimming. We started on Tuesday and we ended up just today. The first day was a lot of fun for Faith, she was able to meet some new friends, which was okay but the thing is when it was her turn for the lesson, she get distracted and she won’t listen. I keep on reminding her to listen, I like her to learn at least one stroke it has been like lots of summer I enrolled her for swimming but she ends up nothing to learn because she won’t focus and she won’t listen, she just keeps on playing. Good thing that the instructor was so patient and strive so hard for Faith to learn but sad to say she wasn’t able how to learn one stroke, she knows how to float and some stuffs but I want her to learn the 4 strokes. Sigh, maybe just maybe I would bring her to a coach so she can learn the 4 strokes and will start swimming and soon she will start her first competition.

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Drum Lesson Paid

Just today we finally bought a pair of drumsticks for her. I just paid her enrollment for her drum lesson and she was so happy on her 1st day. She informed me right away that her teacher was her guitar teacher before. Her teacher was smiling so wide when he saw her, he asked her what kept her busy all through these years since it has been two summer that she did not show up in the studio. She informed him that she was busy with her training and competitions. Everything is slowly back into place few more months hopefully soon, I will be fully back on track, thanks for this job.


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She Could Not Contain Her Happiness

Faith was so excited for her graduation day in MCDonalds workshop. Even though she slept late last night still she woke up with glee. She could not help herself saying she have the best day in her life.

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She could not even look at the camera for picture taking because of too much excitement. They sang, they danced and they participated some games, in which they were not able to win. But Faith said it was okay, it was just a game anyway. What matter was they enjoyed the event so much.

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