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  1. Make sure your AC filter is clean! May want to have your HVAC system checked up as well.
  2. Close the blinds and curtains
  3. Close off unused rooms during the hottest part of the day
  4. Avoid using the stove and oven: Try cooking in the early morning, and have meals that don’t require heating up. Great opportunity to use your outdoor grill!
  5. Run ceiling fans counter-clockwise and continue to maintain ceiling fans (clean, balance, etc)
  6. Turn on bathroom fans
  7. Drink plenty of water throughout the day
  8. Do chores at nighttime so that the heat of the appliances don’t heat up the home.
  9. If you live in a multi-story home, sleep on the lower level.
  10. Have a nighttime cool-down routine: settle down about an hour before bed, drink plenty of ice water, and take a colder than normal shower before bed.

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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