15 Cheap Tricks for Keeping Cool in the Summer

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By Meg Favreau

When the weather is hot and humid, turning on the air conditioner at full blast or sticking your head in the freezer sure feels nice –- but neither is energy-efficient or particularly frugal. The 15 ideas below, however, will help keep your temperature down without sending your electric bill up.


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ccarroll

Did almost all of these when I was a kid. No ac in the house. Still hot though.

Remember a fan only pushes the air behind it faster. If it's hot,, it pushes hot air. The reason it feels cooler is humans perspire. The faster airflow increases evaporation of sweat making you feel cooler.

June 05 2014 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply