Tips to Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

Summer is in full swing and that means the warm weather is too. So how can you keep your house cool while also keeping the energy bill down? Here are a few recommendations: Keep blinds or window treatments closed. Turn off all lights and try to use your TVs and computers modestly. Try to reduce the amount of times you open and close exterior doors. During the evening, open up windows. Use ceiling fans and floor fans. Rotate your ceiling fan counter-clockwise. Grill out and try to use your oven as little as possible. Add shade to your yard and home with trees and plants. Replace air filters as dust build up can reduce air flow. Close of ductwork to rooms that you don’t use on a daily basis. A

Farmers’ Market’s Near You

Looking for a fun way to spend a weekend morning? Head to a local Farmers’ Market near you and take a leisurely stroll through the streets while sipping coffee, walking the dog, and listening to live music. Whether you are in the market for local produce, fresh vegetables, hand-cut flowers, local wine and cheese, or even crafts, you will be sure to find what you are looking for this summer at a nearby Farmer’s Market. Here are just a few of the local Farmer’s Markets near you: Bethesda Farm Women’s Market http://farmwomensmarket.com/index.html Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD Downtown Silver Spring FRESH FARM Market http://freshfarm.org/index.html Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD Kensington Farmer

Places to Spend Your Summer Days on the Water!

Summer is in full swing and what better way to spend the hot days than on the water? Here are some nearby spots and activities to check out this summer to enjoy the water and warm weather. Kayak or Paddle Board on the Potomac For all things boating DC visit http://boatingindc.com/dc-activities/rentals/ Unwind with a cocktail at Georgetown's Waterfront Check out some great dining options at Georgetown’s Harbor https://www.thewashingtonharbour.com/ Take a Dinner Cruise and enjoy the sights of the Monuments Enjoy a romantic night on an Odyssey Cruise https://www.odysseycruises.com/washington-dc/cruises/dinner-cruises Head to Southern Maryland for a little R&R Go fishing, stop by a vineyard or

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