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Tips For a Cooler Home in West Texas Summers

by The Underwood Team

Here are some tips to keeping your home cooler during the summer and save money at the same time! 

Outside Tips 

-Have your cooling system served annually.

-Replace internal air filters every 30 days.

-Clean the fins on the outside unit with a soft trust to remove dirt.

-Seal any leaks in air ducts

-If you have an attic open the upper vents in it to let warm air out and make sure any lower vents aren't     blocked.

-Make sure that your walls and attic are insulated. 

TIP: Adding insulation in your attic can save you money and one thing you can do yourself.

If you have a Pool:

-Avoid running the pool pump constantly, eight hours a day is enough. Try to use a timer on your pool pump if possible and this will help with costs.

Inside Tips:


-Have your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher. ( each degree below 78 means more energy is being used and causes higher costs)

-Set the thermostat at around 82 when not home. Keeps the home cool enough but doesn't use so much  energy.

-Weather strip around doors and windows.

-Make sure ceiling fans are turning counterclockwise.


Top 5 Summer Places in Texas!

by The Underwood Team

It is summer now and with temperatures in the triple digits, there has to be a great place to go to cool off and have fun doing it too! 

1. San Antonio, Texas

     San Antonio is the number one tourist attraction all year around! During the summer, The San Antonio Zoo offers animals only in exotic places can be seen every day. Sea World will cool you down by watching a Shamu show and be splashed by the whales enormous fins. Ride fast and exhilarating Roller Coasters at Fiesta Texas and feel the air race through your hair.

2. South Padre Island, Texas

    South Padre Island is the "Tropics" of Texas offers world-class beaches, watersports, night clubs, romantic horseback rides on the beach and restaurants with fresh seafood.

3. New Braunfels, Texas

    New Braunfels offers a number of not every day activities. Cool off at Schlitterbahn Water Park, float the Guadalupe River, and tour local vineyards.

4. Galveston, Texas

    Galveston has miles of sandy beaches, world class hotels and restaurants and the newest Board Walk attraction for all ages.

5. Corpus Christi, Texas

    Being one of the most popular destinations of the Gulf Coast, it has miles of beautiful beaches, and the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington.

Midlands 50th Annual Children's Sidewalk Parade!

by The Underwood Team

Come Wednesday, July 4th to downtown Midland to celebrate Americas Birthday and have your children ride in the parade. The parade will start at 10am. Children from birth-12 years may ride sidewalk vehicles in the parade. The parade route will circle the old Courthouse Square beginning on Texas Street and ending in Centennial Plaza and a short patriotic program in Centennial Plaza. There will be lots of Family Fun, a firework show and live music. Admission is free and opens at 6.

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