Comment 26087

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted July 29, 2008 at 11:44:49

A few tips to avoid wasting any more energy than you have to on air conditioning:

a)Fans, fans and more fans. b)Avoid living on the top floor of a poorly insulated building (my last few appartments have been top floors, and both have been able to wilt candles). If you have trouble sleeping in an upstairs bedroom, consider sleeping downstairs or in the basement (if possible) on warmer nights. c)Air condition one room or a few rooms (the floor with all the bedrooms, ideally), and only turn it on when you need it. Kitchens, closets and foyers can get warmer much more comfortably than bedrooms. d)Grin and bear it. I know, it sucks, and past a point it isn't really practical, but up to that point (and it's hotter than you think) your body WILL adjust. You'll be able to get by on far less cooling than you would otherwise, and have the satisfaction that you're tougher than your friends. Billions of people around the globe get by every day in climates MUCH warmer than Canada's without ever having experienced air conditioning. e)When all else fails, strip.

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