Now that it is officially Summer the heat waves are coming in. In areas like Woodland Hills, West Hills, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas there isn’t much sea breeze to keep the temperatures down. Many homes see a steep increase in their electricity bill with the heavier use of air conditioning and fans. To make this more efficient you can check to see that the filters are clean and if not replace them. You can also make sure to try to keep windows open at night and then closed during the day. The cooler air gets trapped. Also placing the temperature up higher to about 76 degrees can save money as well.
It is also important to keep pets inside during heat waves because they can get overheated outside. Outside play for children should be limited from 11 A.M.-3 P.M. when the Sun is beating down the most. It is also important to stay hydrated and out of direct sun light.
If you have recently added a pool to stay cool this summer it is very important that you tell your insurance agent so they can make sure to get you updated coverage.
Summer is the best time of the year but it is important to stay safe and still have fun!