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Bear here... Yep... keeping the house cool while using fewer resources. It is such a simple thing but Theresa had to teach me about it and I figure I would pass the knowledge on to our readers. Here is how it began...
Me... "Woman, it's night time why ARE you opening the windows?"
Her... "Silly male, this is how people kept their houses cool before air conditioning. When it gets into the 60's at night they opened all the windows to let cool air in. In the morning, before it gets hot, they closed the windows and the curtains to keep the day heat out."
Me... "Ug? They closed the curtains too? This sounds complicated."
Her... " Not at all, my cute neanderthal. Curtains stop the light from shining through the glass and having a green house effect. We also have different curtains for different seasons. Thick ones in the winter to help block the wind and thinner ones to let a little wind through..."
Me... "Oog. Me wondered about that."
Her... ... "Anyway, This is the plan. At night if it is warmer outside than inside or raining we don't worry about it. If it is cooler, we open the windows for the night then close them and the curtains before hot air can get in during the day. Almost forgot, heat rises so the windows upstairs can be left open and the hot air can escape. Simple old school air conditioning."
Me... "Good to know."
Now you know...
type at you later...
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