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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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There are so many things we can do to make our houses more comfortable and use less air conditioning. Note, I am not saying get rid of air conditioning and die of the heat, or be miserable. It's a call for moderation and careful, climate appropriate design. I rounded up quite a few of my suggestions in a slideshow here.