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Old 07-24-2013, 09:46 AM  
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How are you guys keeping cool while still looking at the cost of cooling?

Anyone have any good ideas on things that don't run on electricity?



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Old 07-24-2013, 10:22 AM  
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Up north here we have had a hot and humid few weeks but today it cooled back down to the low 70’s and is quite comfortable. We mostly put up with the heat as it’s only a week here and there and most people just have a window unit or two or just fans.

We spend all mental energy on thinking up ways to stay warm in the winter and get rid of snow. We are seeing a lot of outside wood burners that make hot water and run it underground to the house. Keeps all the danger and mess and dirt a couple hundred feet from the house and near the wood shed. After going to the steam tractor show last weekend I was thinking about using one in the summer to charge an electric car. I could drive to work with wood being my fuel source. Little off topic but that’s what I have been daydreaming about.



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How are you guys keeping cool while still looking at the cost of cooling?

Anyone have any good ideas on things that don't run on electricity?
You mean...you guy's don't have a local swimmin hole??..I mean...that's where we keep the beer!
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Swimming hole? I live in CA land of nothing so we just run the air.

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Three weeks of 85 plus working in the sun, any place shadey feels better. My basement stays about 70, nice.

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I wish it would get down to 85 here.....

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We're used to a couple days a year, it's the humidity that gets to you.

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If one lives in a very small apartment they may set up their own AC unit with some frozen containers of ice in a cooler with a fan blowing over them. The ice will melt, absorb heat, and cool and dry the air. This could also work well in a bedroom. Of course you need a little electricity to run the fan (but very little), and you need to either buy the ice or have a deep freeze to make it.

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Today the windows are open and the breeze blowing through. After a couple of weeks in the 90's with 70% humidity it is wonderful. AND the electric meter is not spinning at a insane speed!!!!!!!

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