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how do you keep cool if you lose your air conditioner, or your eletric bills starts getting way to high?


Asked by oldfashionSAHM at 3:25 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • I live in TX, so it gets pretty hot here. It's already in the lower 100s.

    We have invested in lots of oscilating fans. There is one in our son's room, 2 in our room, and 1 in the living room (plus the overhead fan in each room). Our son takes a nap at the hottest time of the day, we keep the lights off (and just use sunlight to keep things lit) to avoid the extra heat, and drink lots of ice water. Handling heat sometimes feels like an art.

    Answer by mickstinator at 3:34 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • turn on the sprinkler in the back and go and sit under it

    Answer by alexis_06 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • We only air condition one or two rooms at most, then seal the house up and use fans to keep the cool air circulating. It keeps the house around 80.

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:27 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • lay in our pool

    Answer by eva123 at 3:27 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Pool, recreation centers, lake, or ocean.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 3:27 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Icecream :) Idk. I'd die!

    Answer by Mommy2three88 at 3:28 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Get wet.

    Answer by SWasson at 3:28 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Get the fans out.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 3:29 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • We live near Seattle and it gets into the 90's only a couple of weeks out of the year, so we do not have A/C. We rotate window fans on the shaded side of the house. We pretty much acclimate to the warmer weather with the whole house fan and window fans.

    Answer by pnwmom at 3:30 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Open the windows and turn on the fans. There are lots of days where I just don't turn on the AC because I like the natural breeze better.

    Answer by KaroGreenly at 3:30 PM on Jun. 24, 2010