It’s Hotter Than ……….by Alex Guthrie

Seems like the heat wave of 2011 doesn’t want to go away, it’s hot inside, it’s hot outside, it’s hot if you’re moving, and it’s hot if you’re just sitting. Here’s a couple of ideas to help inside and out.

Close some doors – every house and building have non-air conditioned rooms; closets and bathrooms, storage rooms and breezeways. Your a/c system isn’t necessarily designed to provide air for these areas and is using return and supply that could be going to other areas. Close the doors to these rooms and let it flow.

If you’re planning on building or covering an outside porch, consider using radiant barrier decking for the roof. Preventing ultra violent rays from penetrating gives you many more days and weeks – sometimes into late summer-of comfort.

Cook more meals outside, they’re healthier and they won’t heat up the house. Most outside grills allow you to cook on┬ámultiple┬áburners.

 

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