28 Jun '12, 9am

Keeping Cool: Simple strategies to keep cool without the use of mechanical air conditioning

Keeping Cool: Simple strategies to keep cool without the use of mechanical air conditioning

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 your skin and will keep you cooler. Engineers actually have a measure for the insulating value of clothing and it’s impact on comfort — the “Clo” rating — that they use for modeling interior comfort conditions in bu...

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