27 Jun '12, 3pm

Keeping Cool

Simple strategies to keep cool without the use of mechanical air conditioning. A simple exterior window shade in Florida that doesn't interfere with window operation. Click on image to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson Welcome to summer. Burlington, Vermont hit a record 97°F the other day, and my place in West Dummerston reached 93°, with high humidity. What’s the best way to stay comfortable in weather like this—assuming that you’re not using mechanical air conditioning? First, it’s important to understand that the goal isn’t really about temperature; it’s about comfort. Some very simple strategies can help you remain comfortable even with high air temperatures. Dress for the conditions Light, loose-fitting clothes—and as few of them as possible—will help keep you cool in hot weather. Shorts, loose-fitting shirts, blouses, and dresses allow more air circulation next to y...

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