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Old 21st September 2015, 11:34 AM
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I'm not so sure, sounds more like she's used to a noisy fan hitting her. Those ceiling fans sound very nice and with lights even better, with the LED light bulbs I feel you could save energy.

My in-laws never kept our house up, we'd always return to dump a whole bunch of money into repairs even though we were sending $600 a month but they prefer to live in shacks and they don't plant tree's or care how bad the smell gets, it was a good day when my wife finally got onboard from their never ending shenanigans, my first meeting with them... I would have booted them the same day, wife finally gave them all.... the royal right kick and forever boot from the house, thank God and Nanya (mother-in-law) was the first one to go....Yippee! Boy did she deserve it, she was the main enabler of bad behavior and careless spending.

I'm not saying this applies to anyone but me, I felt like sharing it though.
The ceiling fans used far less electricty but the mother in law knows better. Well they are bigger aren't they.
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My first introduction to passive cooling system was when I wanted to up temp in my place without using the heater. I found a site where the poster designed his whole 3 story house with natural heating & cooling systems. The air from above ventilates the lower levels, with other "cool" ways in place. I could not find the link anymore. He was neither an engineer nor an architect but worked for the gov with a respectable position. I wish I can still find it. At any rate, I googled passive or natural cooling and there are so many companies now providing services...
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Forget AC: Cool Your Home Naturally - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/old/15771.pdf
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I've thought about using those roof with the Turbine Ventilator, good idea, I think the price on those units is 2,500 each, for a small unit, but there's also an attaching metal roof bracket that runs about the same price? With the heat the other issue to deal with his the humidity, so mold and unrelated but the hard water, we use the well-water for supplying the house, it's a challenge to get out the hard water stains.

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Follow my lead: Wear as few items of clothing as possible! (Except when the mother in law pops round)
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Or not if you don't want her to stay too long
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A Checklist in cooling the house:

Shady Trees - has one - shade and breeze very helpful
Attic fan - has one installed in 2013, solar-run, needs at least another one, I failed to check if it was still running or the panel still there during my 2015 visit.
Foil - attached to ceiling and visible (not a good idea to send someone crawl in), not the most elegant thing but I can live with it
Light colored roof - done after I left, changed from green to very light gray.
Cooler - Ice fueled - haven't used it so I don't know how effective it would be
Inflatable buffet - will bring home some
Ceiling fans - will have some for sure
Garden netting - cuts down heat nearest to the house
A/C - bedroom only has one - high energy bills a no-no so re-thinking if adding another one but they use a lot of energy, but needs at least one for my plants


Any other ways you cut down heat in your abode?
Did you notice a big difference with the light colored roof? Something I've wondered about myself as it seems most houses have dark roofs.

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Or not if you don't want her to stay too long
Unfortunately I could walk around in my underwear and mine wouldn't care....kidding though as I have seriously have a good one. I'm king to Nanay more than the wife lol

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