Fans and Natural Cooling
Breezes and Fans Can Keep You Cool
Alternatives to central air conditioning
The principles of staying cool haven't changed
For thousands of years before residential air conditioning became popular people relied on a variety of strategies, including natural ventilation, to keep their homes cool.
These time-tested strategies still work. In temperate climates, they should be enough to handle all cooling and ventilation needs. In warmer regions, natural cooling can reduce reliance on refrigerated air conditioning equipment, which is expensive to install and operate.
Strategically placed windows capture prevailing winds and direct fresh air inside. Window selection also ...
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