Beat The Heat: 10 Design Tips To Help You Live Without (Or Use Less) Air Conditioning

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Elizabeth Taylor

credit: Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Elizabeth Taylor knew how to keep cool without air conditioning in A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: She swanned about in her underwear. Not all of us can do that, nor do we look as good in it as Elizabeth Taylor, as this ad for air conditioners from Argentina notes:

But there are other things that we can do. Most of these tips are for people in houses, rather than apartments; we will address urban solutions in a subsequent post. Here are a few suggestions: