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The heat has definitely hit Santa Clarita.

And if you’re like many residents, you’d like to be able to cool the house down without turning on the AC and watching your money go floating away. So we’re offering some tips to keep your house cool without AC. It will save energy and help you avoid AC wars with your family!

  • Close the drapes: Line them with light-colored fabric that reflects the sun, and close them during the hottest part of the day. Let them pillow onto the floor to block air movement.
  • Add awnings: Install them on south- and west-facing windows and it will reduce solar heat gain by up to 77 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Make your own by tacking up sheets outside your windows and draping the ends over a railing or lawn chair.
  • Install shutters: Interior and exterior shutters not only reduce heat gain and loss, but they also add security and protect against bad weather. Interior shutters with adjustable slats let you control how much sun you let in.
  • Apply high-reflectivity window film: Install energy-saving window films on east- and west-facing windows, which will keep you cool in summer, but let in warming sun in the winter. Mirror-like films are more effective than colored transparent films.

And when it comes to buying or selling a home Laura Smith Homes is who you want to call. Laura Smith can help you find the perfect home to suit your specific needs. Here’s what Laura has to say”

“As a real estate agent I have focused on a few points to define me as a professional,” she said. “Honesty and integrity are key to every decision I make as a Realtor and as a member of my family and community. When you couple that with the hard work and professionalism I put into all my real estate transactions, it continually proves to be a winning combination for my clients and myself.” 

Laura Smith Homes has expertise to find the perfect home for you, and she specializes in finding homes for members of the military and for seniors.  If you are a senior who’s looking find a great home to settle down in, look no further. Laura Smith Homes has got you covered!

Check out our website to see some of the featured properties she can show you. They are in Valencia, Castaic and Canyon Country. Or give us a call at 661-755-6420.