1. Swap bulbs
If you still haven't switched to CFL's (Compact Fluorescent Light) for environmental or economic reasons, do it to be cool. Incandescent bulbs waste about 90 percent of their energy through the heat they emit.
2. Keep a cool head
Try out a buck wheat pillow for bedtime. They don't absorb and retain heat like cotton and down pillows.
3. DIY AC
Place a big bowl of ice water in front of a fan for a cheap alternative to central air.
4. Mind the blinds
Close your window blinds or curtains when you leave to prevent your home from heating up like a greenhouse while you're gone.
5. Grill and chill
Cooking outside on the barbecue keeps you from heating up your home…