I'm in Houston, Texas and we're on the back end of the month of May. What does that mean? Heat. I wouldn't say that we're experiencing the hottest May in recent history, but it's definitely not cold outside!

I'm not really one to complain about the heat. As a born and raised Houstonian, I am used to triple digit temps! But as a homeowner? Well, I just can't get on board with that. I dread getting my bill each month, wondering if we're going to have to eat Ramen noodles for the month just to pay for our comfort!

Well here's a tip, turn on your ceiling fan. I know, it seems like common sense. But here's the thing: You have to also turn up your AC. You see, when you turn on your ceiling fan it doesn't actually change the temperature in the room. It only changes how it feels on your skin. It's called the "wind chill effect" and it basically means that the air flow is making the perspiration on your skin evaporate even faster. For instance, if your room is 80 degrees and you turn on your ceiling fan, it'll feel like 72 degrees!

Pretty nifty, huh? Crank that AC up a few degrees and put your savings aside for a nice summer treat... like ice cream or a giant block of ice!