Fan yo self: Power down and cool off with these energy-efficient methods


October 9, 2012
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My air-conditioning has been out for a week. Fortunately, the week it nefariously chose to go on strike has been a rather cool one, but I’ve still had to employ some less energy-intensive procedures to keep cool.

The first is the use of fans. Pretty straight-forward stuff. And because using the stove and oven to cook heats the room up, I wait until late evening to cook. I also drink more chilled water throughout the day to regulate my own temperature. If it’s nice out, I open windows in the room to create a cross breeze.

Power downEven though I’ve implemented cooling methods that are efficient and cost-effective, I must admit that I’m looking forward to getting the air conditioner fixed. But knowing what I know now, perhaps I’ll go the natural route more often. What will you power down to save energy?

Daniel
Authored By Daniel Burch

An inveterate punster, amateur chef, and fencer, Daniel B has a double degree in History and Museum Science from Baylor. He currently serves as the Assistant Program Coordinator for the Wiess Energy Hall and Adult Education at HMNS.

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