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6 Ways to Cool Off Without Air Conditioning

Turn off that cash-guzzling, energy-hogging A/C — these methods of cooling your home and your body are cheaper and kinder to the planet Full Story
     Comment   July 16, 2014
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One fixture the article didn't mention is a whole house fan. These fans work extremely well and can lower the bills significantly; particularly in drier, but hot climates where there is some cooling at night.
July 16, 2014 at 6:46am     
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Ugly ceiling fan tip: paint the blades, or even the whole fan, to match the ceiling and the fan becomes much less noticeable. I will be trying several of the tips from the comments section. I would be interested to know exactly how people use the frozen packs when going to sleep.
last Tuesday at 3:36pm   
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ptmatthews: I wrap a freezer pack in a pillowcase, and stick it down by my feet. I guess like in the olden days when they used bedwarmers from the fire to warm themselves. cooling your feet or hands is one of the best ways to cool down quickly (although I do know a trick with an ice-cube- but that's for another forum) ;)
last Tuesday at 7:11pm   
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