Comments on: Question of the Week: Why do you keep your home as cool (or not) as you do? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/ The EPA Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:38:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Blinds http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7281 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:00:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7281 personally I utilize what my house has. windows! well, i just open them up more frequently then I had blinds installed to give me that shade I needed when its necessary.

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By: best ceiling fans http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7280 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:20:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7280 Gets so hot here in Australia so we keep the blinds drawn to keep the direct sun out as much as we can, THen throw everything open as soon as there’s a cool breeze, box fans and ceiling fans – but they nbeed coolish air to start with.

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By: debbie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7279 Thu, 12 May 2011 02:07:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7279 In the house sometimes it gets to 80-85. I just dont know what to do i take care of my grandson after he gets out of school. It gets so hot i was just trying to see if there is a way the air can stay on when it gets that hot. If anybody knows who i can talk to i would really appreciate it, dont think its right since we have the money for the power box we have no ceciling fans and it really gets hot in here. The fans dont even cool the house down i dont know if i should not pay my half. I just dont think it is fair for him to do this to use when i have a 4 years old child here. Please if there is something i can do it will be a blessing i cant take this heat pretty soon it will get up to 90-100. He likes to play games this is not right, i dont know what to do about this. thank you

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By: kona lisa road http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7278 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:21:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7278 In my opinion about kona lisa road, I agree with your post : Greenversations ” Question of the Week: Why do you keep your ….Good job,Keep walking!…

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By: outdoor wall lights http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7277 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 18:42:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7277 Sounds good, but, I’d bet that there is more info. out there about this so I’m going to do a little more research on it and get back to yah

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By: Chris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7276 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:58:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7276 Hi, well now we are in summer…..HOT!!! here in Australia and but we go out to the beaches because we on the coast…. yeah something good but, when night comes it gets a bit cooler. I usually keep my room cooler using timber flooring less cloth material such as curtains and i also have my window facing the wind zone. I find it very cool in the morning though!

Chris

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By: Maureen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7275 Tue, 12 Aug 2008 21:59:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7275 Wish I did not need air. My house gets so humid once it gets hot outside. My engineered wood floors buckled and rippled last summer (new house). I am on a slab that might be wicking ground water. Also new house are so tight air doesn’t move through them. I have to remove the floor and install laminate.

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By: Adrienne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7274 Tue, 08 Jul 2008 15:14:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7274 My family has never had AC – we just open the windows and turn on our box fans at night in the summer. My dad keeps the heat set in the mid-60s F in the winter – a bit chilly, but all we need to do is add another layer of clothing when cold, which is much cheaper. This summer, I have a basement apartment that is staying so wonderfully cool that I’ve needed my comforter most nights. (I’m in Central New York.)

It bugs me that so many large buildings (offices, public buildings, and the like) are unlivable without AC. We should use smarter designs so we’d be able to do without AC for the most part in NY. It also bugs me that AC is overused – I can’t be in a grocery store for more than 10 or 15 minutes in the summer without my toes turning to ice!

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By: Becky http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7273 Sun, 06 Jul 2008 07:05:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7273 I’m with you there. I must keep the thermostat at 75-76 in the summer, and that is comfortable enough, ( even with my “hot flashes” 😉 )..
I live in Wisconsin, and the winters get quite cold, and we keep our thermostat on 70, and if it’s really cold, ( around, or below zero ) we turn it up to 72. Our house is approx. 100 years old, and in dire need of insulation. I also dress very warm in the winter, always in slippers, and a sweater or robe as well.

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By: CJ http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/qotwhowcoolkeepyourhome/#comment-7272 Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:50:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=156#comment-7272 I keep my thermostat at 78 except when I am engaged in physical activities such as cleaning then I set it at about 75-76. In the winter I keep my themostat at 55-58 depending upon the time of day. I have an electronic programmable thermostat so it is very easy to make sure that I am not heating or cooling too much. I would maintain either cooler in the winter or warmer in the summer but I have pets.

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