Keeping Your Cool When it’s HOT, the Green Way

Today I’m writing over at 5 Minutes for Going Green about how to stay cool this summer without using your *gasp* air conditioning! Hey, I’ve been doing it for most of my life and I haven’t melted yet. ;) If you must use your A/C, I’ve also included some tips on how to make running your air conditioner more energy- and cost-efficient. Take a look. :)

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7 thoughts on “Keeping Your Cool When it’s HOT, the Green Way

  1. I can’t help with tips. Here in southern Oklahoma it would get so hot meds and other things in the house would get hotter than they should lol. I do turn it up when my (always hot) hubby is gone and we use very little heat lol.

  2. The $10K I spent on double pane windows and insulation was worth every penny! Portland can get pretty hot in the summer (been in the 90s for the past week)

  3. We don’t have a/c and I complain nonstop about it b/c it really is hot! However, I am also happy that we are not contributing to the energy crunch. It’s the silver lining :)

  4. I have such a love/hate relationship with AC…we never had it growing up but then, I didn’t grow up somewhere where it’s *humid*…ick.

    Just wanted to let you know there’s an award for you on my blog too :)

  5. We don’t use the AC much, however, if company are coming over then we turn it on, but for the most part it’s not that hot that long here. But it’s nice for those handful of days a year that we “need it” (i.e. 96+ days)

  6. My parents didn’t get AC until the year I graduated from college. Every evening we would turn on the attic fan and wait for the thunder storms. The fan was on a timer.

    This was in south west Ohio. And we had electric baseboard heat!

    My dad had over 14-inches of insulation in the attic. So I guess he was green before anyone knew what it was.

    We grew up on fresh air and natural sounds.

    Keep it up

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