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10 Ways to Keep Cool at Home Without A/C

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4. Turn Your Fan into an Air Conditioner

Another easy way to cool your home without air conditioning is to place a bowl of ice or a frozen milk jug in front of one or more fans.

5. What’s hot in your home?

It’s one thing to keep hot air and sunlight out; it’s another to identify the appliances in your home that generate heat. If you aren’t at home during the day, it is easier to simply shut off as many electric appliances as possible. If you spend more of your day at home, try to use heat-generating appliances only during the coolest part of the day.

Keeping your electronics on a power strip provides a quick way to “power-down” before leaving for the day.

7. Light Bulbs

Change incandescent bulbs for cooler fluorescent bulbs. Turn off lights when not in use.

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4:20AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:40PM PDT on May 9, 2013

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6:06AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Nice ideas, Thank you

8:51PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

Now we need an article on how to stay cool in a car without air...

12:06PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

Thanks for the tips.

10:39AM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

Very good ideas, thank you!

10:07PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Ive never really thought about the open cabinet idea, and the ice cubes infront of the fan sounds like a pretty good idea too!

9:39AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

fans? ya think?

8:31AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

I live in the UK where temperatures can vary hugely from one day to the next, today and tomorrow for instance the temperatures are forescast as being 86F for today and Monday but on Tuesday the forecast is for 68F which we will get for the rest of the week. I just wish that we could learn to capture the heat today and let it out later in the week when we need it!

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