If you don’t understand how to live without air conditioning in a new house you are right – you really can’t.
According to the author of the article below, “Air Conditioning not only makes architects lazy, but it also makes them stupid.”
The article states that architects (builders should also be mentioned) no longer consider design features, roof eaves, double hung windows, landscaping, rooms facing south, etc. before the house is built to make it operate cooler and more economically efficient during the hot summer months.
It states that we no longer think about how to make a building “work” because you can just buy an air conditioner and stick it in your window.
How to live without air conditioning?
Old houses are designed for better cooling. Many of the simple ways to keep an old house cool have been forgotten over the years. Read the full article below.
Does Air Conditioning make Architects Lazy?
Here is another good article. 10 Ways to Cool an Old House .
We all get so many articles with similar titles from our utility company and it is just the same old lame information every time. Always a waste! However, this article actually shows how to tune your double hung windows to operate as they were originally designed to operate.
We all sometimes forget that Shutters, Awnings, Double Hung Windows all have a purpose. If you already have shutters, here is some information you really need to know about shutter mounting and design .
Now if you like all this information and really want to understand the theory behind passive cooling of a home and how to create the best draft to suck the heat out of your house, check out the links below. There are quite a few techniques and you don’t even need electricity! This information will really help on how to live without air conditioning.
A very timely article… we bought our 100 year old house in June, and we’re burning up! I was about to give in and go into debt for central air. After reading, I’m thinking I’ll give the windows a proper try at cooling. Most are painted shut (all are original sash windows). Rather than invest in AC, I’ll try investing in getting these darn windows working again.