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The Essentials of Cooling Your Home the Green Way

Using solar energy to power your home doesn't involve only installing expensive PV systems for generating energy. It also involves common-sense problem solving, such as working with nature to cool your home. You can cool your home with fans to enhance natural ventilation and window blinds and coverings to limit your solar gain during the hot months of summer.

Cooling Your Home More Efficiently with Natural Ventilation

You can take advantage of prevailing winds to cool your home without using an air conditioner. Using natural ventilation is an easy way to green up your lifestyle and save money by reducing your cooling [more…]

How to Use the Chimney Effect to Cool Your Home

You can take advantage of the chimney effect to cool your home without using an air conditioner. Using natural ventilation is an easy way to green up your lifestyle and save you money by reducing your [more…]

Choosing the Right Fan to Cool Your Home

Using fans to cool your home is energy efficient. After you determine the natural ventilation scheme in your home, you can enhance the effect with the use of active fans. When choosing fans, check for [more…]

How to Cut Energy Costs with Window Coverings

Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters your house or patio is an easy way to cut your cooling and heating bills, regulate your home's temperature, and enhance the appearance of your house. Window [more…]

Installing Sunscreen Retractors to Minimize Solar Gain

In addition to using solar energy to provide power for your home, you can also take steps to minimize solar gain in your home. This simple act can keep your house cooler in the summer, thus decreasing [more…]

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