GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Money Saving Guru Carrie Rocha from pocketyourdollars.com joined us on KARE 11 Sunrise with some easy ways for you to keep your house cooler this summer, along with some freebies.
-Run your furnace fan all the time. If you have a multi-level house, instead of setting your wall thermostat to "auto" when you turn on the central air set it to "on" so the fan runs continuously. This will keep the cool air circulating and in a multi-level house it makes a huge difference. I can personally testify that the top level of our four-level townhouse stays much cooler, and therefore we don't have to turn the temp down as much, now that we do this.
-Shut your curtains and blinds. When you leave for work be sure to shut the windows and blinds so the sun doesn't beat into your house and warm up the air you are paying to cool.
-Strategically open and shut your windows. For those without central air, you'll want to open your windows in the evening when it is cooler outside, then shut them during the heat of they day, as well as close your blinds.
-Use exhaust fans cautiously. Many homes have a fan in the bathroom and another one over the stove to pull steam out of the room. Used in moderation they can pull steamy and hot air out of your house, but if they're left on too long they will pull cool air right out of your house as well, so use them cautiously this time of year.
Marvel Digital Comics: Through July 31, new Marvel Digital Comic Book members can get a free 1-month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited ($9.99 value) when you enter coupon code CAP734 at checkout. This is not a trial offer where you are charged after the month's up. In fact, they don't collect your credit card information once you enter the coupon code.
Free Teeth Cleaning: If it has been three or more years since you last got your teeth cleaned, you have an opportunity to get paid to have it done free. Dental hygiene students from the U of M are taking their board exams on the morning of Saturday, July 23 and need patients whose teeth they can clean. You have to be 18 or older and pass a screening to confirm that you qualify. Call 612-356-6936 to schedule a screening appointment for next Monday, July 18. Both the screening and the actual cleaning are taking place on the U of M campus.
Free Sleep Number Travel Pillow: You can get a free Sleep Number travel pillow when you visit a Sleep Number store near you and find out what your Sleep Number setting is. No coupon necessary. Offer is good through August 17, or while supplies last. Sleep number has nine metro locations, including the Mall of America, and one in St. Cloud.
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