Bellevue Current Jul 2011
Ceiling Fan

Keeping Your Home Cool in Summer 

Having a hard time keeping cool with this summer heat? Here are a few tips to stay cool at home:

1) Be sure to close your shades during the day to keep the heat out.

2) Circulate the furnace fan; turn on a whole-house fan or attic fans. Even if you don't have central air, these fans will move the air around bringing fresh air into the room. 

3) Cook outside on the grill or during the coolest part of the day. This will keep the heat from the oven/stove out. 

4) Switch dampers in your central air ducts so they are fully open on the second floor and partially closed on the first floor. This will push more cool air to the top floors where it's typically warmer. 

5) Open windows that catch a breeze on cooler nights.

6) Most ceiling fans have two directions, make sure ceiling fans are blowing air downward.  

7) Only increase the thermostat temperature a few degrees when leaving your home on very hot days. This will prevent your A/C from working too hard to get down to temp when you return home. 

8) Use compact fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs; they emit less heat and be sure to turn off lights when not in use.

9) Turn off computers and electronics when not in use; they produce a lot of heat.  

More tips on keeping your home cool during these hot summer months.  

News & Events
Despicable Me

Bellevue Movie Night     

Bring your chairs and blankets down to the Bellevue Beach Park and enjoy an outdoor movie on the big screen this Friday, July 22nd from 9:30pm to 11pm. The family friendly movie will be "Despicable Me" and admission is FREE. More Info  


Concert at the Beach Park

The second Saturday concert series on August 13th will feature music from Scott Sprague and Friends from 7pm to 10pm at the Bellevue Beach Park. All are welcome and it's FREE! 

Tips & Tricks

Sale on Annuals 

If your annuals haven't made it in this hot weather or if you're just ready for a new look in your garden, you're in luck. Many local garden centers are having sales so that spent and tired annuals can be refreshed at an affordable price.  

Ft. Thomas Florist, Highland Garden Center, and Baeten's Nursery are all having a buy-one-get-one FREE sale on annuals.

Jackson Florist is having a Penny Sale. Buy one annual and get the second for 1�. 

Rolling Hills Nursery has annuals for half price.   

Local centers can give advice on which annuals will thrive best in your garden also.

Other News

BNA Update   

The July 26th BNA meeting has been cancelled. Hope to see you August 23rd at 7pm and thanks to all who have renewed their membership.

Shop Bellevue!  

Come down to the Avenue Friday, August 5th from 6pm to 10pm with "Dog Days and Cats, too." Details 

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