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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

After Church today I've stayed in my completely shut (including blinds closed) apartment as an experiment. I heard that's the way previous generations kept their places cool.
Temp outside is in the 90's.
Air quality is also listed as 'unhealthy for sensitive people'.
At 7:30 AM (when I closed everything up) my apartment was 72.
With air conditioner off and no fan running, my apartment is now 74.
I may have found a way I'm willing to live with to decrease my electric bill and carbon footprint.
I plan to open things up before I go to bed.
(BTW: if temp gets above 76, the experiment is over!)
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  • L*I*T*A*
    hope it works for you...……………...
    27 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    It was 92 here with 84% humidity, so we experimented with NOT going to the basement. I had to use my trelegy early in the day.
    I use my ceiling fans to move the cooler air around, set on summer mode. It seems to make the A/C kick in less often.
    We always keep our bedroom windows covered in summer unless we open the windows.

    27 days ago
    We have PV panels and our bill is less than $20 per month. We don't have AC though.
    27 days ago
  • DEE107
    trying to stay safe I got solar and lease with a good company and electric 5.38 cents solar is still a bout 75 a month instead of 350 a month
    27 days ago
    Hope it works. It’s 82 at night & 91 in the day here.
    27 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    The high here is 64. Still winter.

    You are doing good.
    27 days ago
    ac on low setting works best for us set at 72 the dog wants to go in and out to many times
    27 days ago
    We hit 95 today. I have a 3-story house and it's not feasible to close everything up. However, I do keep my vertical blinds closed in my bedroom as its' patio glass door wall faces due south and the other two windows face west. So my bedroom is always the hottest room in the house unless I keep it closed up. Even with that, I can't tolerate heat and keep my central air at 74 during the day and 72 at night.

    Kudos to you for being energy efficient. You are helping to offset my big carbon footprint. 😉

    27 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2020 9:41:07 PM
    It’s a good way to save money and environment! The morning air will be even more freshy here in FL it’s even during the night so high that hat one can’t sleep with an open window. I hope this works for you.
    27 days ago
    Trying to safe the $$$$, too.
    27 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    It depends on how air-tight a home/apartment is and how many people live together. It works with one or two people, but beyond that and especially with kids it doesn't work for us. We live in an old 100-yr. old home with 3 kids and 5 adults. Too much going in and out of the house makes me so appreciative of air-conditioning.
    27 days ago
    I have tried that with out house and sadly it did not work. I wish I could make it work as during the summer we average 350.00 a month for AC
    27 days ago
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