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What's some cheap ways to keep ur house cool?

What can we do to lower are cooling costs without running our a/c nonstop

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lyvi

Asked by lyvi at 4:49 PM on Apr. 10, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (16)
  • Keep the blinds or curtains closed during the day.
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 4:50 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Stocking up on recipes that don't use the oven long helps out too :)
    since_3.18.93

    Answer by since_3.18.93 at 4:55 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I know down in the south many people put a-foil on their windows.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • We were actually thinking of using foil anyways, but I'm tryin to get out of doing that lol
    lyvi

    Comment by lyvi (original poster) at 5:03 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I heard that the foil thing actually does not work.
    Hatsumomo

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 9:10 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I think keeping your blinds closed it a good idea. Also limit how many things you use that use heat. Such, as the coffee maker, blow dryers, computers, microwave and oven; just to name a few.
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 11:18 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • leave windows open all night if you can and then close them in the morning....trapping the cold air inside and close all shades and curtains... Do not ever use the stove or oven, it will heat up the house
    alotleft2do

    Answer by alotleft2do at 1:56 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Black out curtains and keep them closed, use your crockpot as much as possible, dry your clothes outside instead of using the dryer.
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 7:00 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • During the hotter parts of the day keep blinds closed so the sunshine cant get in to turn your house into an oven.
    KristinRox

    Answer by KristinRox at 10:41 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Also try to keep the doors all closed during the hottest part of the day so that heat cant get directly into your home.
    KristinRox

    Answer by KristinRox at 10:42 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

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