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

Get an Attic Fan

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credit: Lloyd Alter

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A lot of people run expensive air conditioning when it is actually pretty cool out- after the sun has been baking a California house all day, it can be cool in the evening but the house is still holding a couple of hundred thousand BTUs of heat. In more temperate parts of the country, just moving the air and having good ventilation could eliminate the need for AC much of the time.

What would keep a lot of people cool and comfy is a good attic fan. More at Airscape Fan Takes A Load off the Air Conditioner