5 Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning:
When it’s cooler outside than inside, open your windows instead of using air
conditioning. Use a window fan, blowing toward the outside, to pull cool air in
through other windows and to push hot air out. When it’s hotter outside than
inside, close your windows and draw window coverings against direct
On hot days, delay heat-producing tasks, such as dishwashing, baking or doing
laundry, until the cooler evening or early morning
Caulk around window and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors,
and have a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic
and your living space.
Use energy-efficient lighting in your home. CFL and LED light bulbs
operate cooler and cost less to use because most of their energy produces light
instead of heat. Incandescent light bulbs, on the other hand, lose 90% of their
energy as heat.
Leafy shade trees planted on the east and west sides of your home can improve
comfort and decrease cooling needs by blocking heat and sunlight. You’ll still
have the benefit of heat from the sun in the winter, after the leaves fall.
Check with your local garden centre for
From Scott Hunter AMP newsletter July 2013
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