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June 1, 2008

Low Energy Use Cooling

Filed under: Electricity, Instructional, Video — Jan @ 4:08 am

This uses some electricity, but it is low cost and portable. Running a fun is much less expensive than running a cooler. This will provide relief in the summer for those with evap coolers once the monsoons hit.

I want to make one of these for my back room that has no vents. I will have a fan in the window that will pull the hot air out of the room. I was thinking about getting a used cooler like they fill with drinks, that is shape similarly. This will also allow the water to be drained out and it could be recycled by refreezing. Plus, I don’t want a Styrofoam cooler full of ice and water breaking! I would start with ice cubes to get things melting then add large pieces of ice that I can freeze in a bowl or plastic bottle with the top cut off. The larger pieces of ice will melt slower.

May 16, 2008

Cooling That Won’t Raise Utility Bills

Filed under: Electricity, Instructional, Video — Jan @ 12:00 am

Solar powered evaporative coolers and air conditioners are the way to stay cool without high bills. If you don’t have the money now, save for one or look into building one yourself.

Here are videos of ways to cool the house using abundant and free solar power.

This uses some electricity, but could probably be hooked up to a solar power source. This is compact and portable for outdoor use.

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