Stay Cool This Summer With Natural Cooling Methods


| 6/18/2010 8:40:35 AM


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Staying cool in the summer can be an enormously challenging task. And it comes with fairly hefty price tag. 

Interestingly, I find that most people end up paying a lot more to cool their homes because they rely principally on their air conditioners to do the job. Fortunately, there are other ways to stay cool that don't cost as much. One way to cut down on cooling costs -- and to reduce your carbon footprint -- is to employ natural cooling methods.

Cool nighttime air can often be used to cool a home. This works really well in hot, desert climates, but also humid climates early and late in the cooling season. So, before you turn your thermostat down to cool your home, be sure to check outside temperature. If it’s below 75oF – and it often is early and late in the cooling season in many locations – open windows and let the cool nighttime air cool your home.

To accelerate the cooling, a whole house fan can be switched on. Or, you can place a couple box fans in windows to draw cool air into your home. Fans use a lot less energy than air conditioners.

Opening windows in upper stories also helps draw hot air out of a home, accelerating the influx of cool air from lower windows.

Next morning, shut the windows to prevent daytime heat gain. You may want to draw curtains to reduce heat gain during the day, especially if you are gone during daylight hours at work or at school.

Nature's Cooling
6/14/2011 12:46:46 PM

There is a new product that could solve Christina's problem. Eco Breeze has a thermostat that can be set to stop the fan and seal off the outside to prevent over cooling. It also starts automatically based on the outdoor temperature and humidity so will turn on as the outdoor temperature drops and turn off in the morning as the temperature rises. This is great on days when the temperature is still above 76 at midnight but drops down to 70 at 4 in the morning. It fits in a window so installation is a snap.


Mark C
4/2/2011 1:25:33 AM

Aside from using fans and opening windows as a natural cooling method there are also other ways to do it. While most window films are for reducing solar heat gain in the summer, low-e films both block summer heat and improve winter heat retention. For each degree you raise or lower your thermostat, you can save anywhere from 1 to 5 percent on your cooling or heating bills depending on where you live. Learn more about window tints at www.TintBuyer.com. They provide relevant information about window tints such as its types, quotations and will help you locate the best professional tinter near your area.


Mark C
4/2/2011 1:25:09 AM

Aside from using fans and opening windows as a natural cooling method there are also other ways to do it. While most window films are for reducing solar heat gain in the summer, low-e films both block summer heat and improve winter heat retention. For each degree you raise or lower your thermostat, you can save anywhere from 1 to 5 percent on your cooling or heating bills depending on where you live. Learn more about window tints at www.TintBuyer.com. They provide relevant information about window tints such as its types, quotations and will help you locate the best professional tinter near your area.





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