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Cooling Your Home... Passively


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, home, energy, protection )

Cher
- 681 days ago - greenerideal.com
Hats, fans, sprinklers, and pools. We all look for ways to keep cool in the summer, so why not do the same for your home? Typically we crank the AC or plug in a fan, which both get the job done, but consume a considerable amount of energy while doing so



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Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:45 am
Thank you! I asked a roofing company about a white roof years ago, and the jerk laughed at me!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:19 am
good advice
noted thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:26 am
We had our roof shingled in light tan and I do the window blinds thing too. Luckily my south windows are shaded.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:47 am
thanks
 

Sharon W. (4)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 12:10 pm
It is hot right now, so thanks for the tips ;)
 

Dan(iel) M. (25)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:23 pm
Noted
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:43 pm
too bad we can't live in a cave.
 

James Maynard (74)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:46 pm
Had a "white" roof in Austin. They can be
a bear to maintain. Don't recommend it.
 

Robert K. (31)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 6:15 pm
How about covering your roof with solar panels to both reflect (in effect) the sun rays and also provide the power for your AC which is the only way people with respiratory problems like me can deal with the heat.
 

Robert K. (31)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 6:17 pm
Jamie, there are a few people who have managed something like that by building the house underground with only the entrance above ground.
 

Michael O. (177)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:07 am
Open the windows at night, close them during the day, and close the shades to prevent the sun from heating up the interior. Switch off any unnecessary electronics that generate excess heat.

Thanks Cher!
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:46 am
noted, thank you Cher
 

Winn Adams (213)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:38 am
Thanks
 

Aileen P. (35)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:48 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Yvonne White (233)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:34 pm
Our house has very light gray/white roofing shingles. "If you still prefer a more traditional option (and one that requires less maintenance), choose a lighter shade of shingles so that less of the sun’s energy is absorbed."
You can get white rolls of something that looks like pool liner for flat roofs too.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 1:16 am
thanks, noted
 

Ruth R. (215)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:57 pm
Thank you for the good post !
 
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