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Old 07-16-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default On a more positive note... things we can do to lower cooling costs

10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways of Keeping Your Home Cool : TreeHugger, They have some common sense ideas like not cooking food inside and some not so common sense ideas like adding attic fans which is how I found the article. We need to add some attic fans.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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Good find, Equil. thanks.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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Cool. A new one for me was the white roofs and lighter colored roads.

I've looked into working shutters and they are expensive.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:32 PM   #4
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Yeah, why have shutters become passe?? We had working ones on the house I grew up in, now they're strictly decor. I think that's why the hardware has gone up in price - low volume. They are BIGTIME here in the hurricane belt, and we have the west side of the house shuttered as I type. Funny, many older houses here still have separately housed kitchens. We BBQ in the summer!
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