Be Environmentally Friendly And Still Be Cool

Posted in Uncategorized by admin on July 15, 2011.

Be environmentally friendly and still be cool by following a few tips for your home, style and life choices. If you live in an area where the summer can become warm, but want to save energy cost and keep a green home, there are several ways to take advantage of green cooling. Begin by taking a survey of your home and the rooms you spend the most time in. You want to remove as much junk as possible from the room. Do not over stuff a room with too many things. Minimal dcor provides for more air movement and a better mental health space. Plant trees near the window that receive summer sun. This will provide shade and cooler air during the hot portions of the day.

Open the shaded windows and set a small fan in front of them to circulate fresh air from outside. If the air outside too hot then open all window for cross ventilation. If you want to use a fan to cool a room then choose a low energy fan and place a cool, wet cloth in the back so it pulls cool, moist air into the blade for cooling. Wear cotton clothes and choose a cool style. Short, dresses, cool shirt, tee shirts are all good choices. Keep a spray bottle near and sit in front of the fan. When you get too warm, spray your face and the front of your clothing to cool down. This is one of the best ways to keep cool. Avoid using the oven and use the microwave. Eat cool meals. Keep plenty of cool water to drink and relax.