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Nearly 30 percent of unwanted heat enters your house through windows (especially south- and west-facing ones), so keep them closed when you’re not home. Putting shades, curtains, blinds, and shutters to work can reduce indoor room temperatures by as much as 20 degrees. In rooms with a window unit or portable air conditioner, keep the door closed when the AC is running, and use doorstops to keep four-legged family members from poking their heads into closed-off territories.
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