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Keeping cool this summer: Moreland Solar City

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on November 16th, 2009

Source: Zero Carbon Moreland

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Image: cristeenq via flickr CC

Air conditioning is not an essential requirement to keeping your home cool in summer. By using passive cooling techniques, you can keep the temperature of your home down.  Some easy actions to stay cool in summer are:

* Use outside shading such as adjustable blinds, awnings, shutters or even grow vines on a trellis to shade the windows, reducing heat transfer through the window glass.

* Avoid using heat producing appliances during the hottest parts of the day.

* If you have to use an air conditioner; make sure you avoid using it all day, switch it on for a few hours if and only when it is necessary. Also set your thermostat between 24 and 26 degrees.

To read more about staying cool in summer visit the Moreland Solar City webpage.