Monday, April 8, 2013

Weather proofing the house

We had some awnings installed on the front of the house today, one of the first steps to weather proofing our house on hot days.  After the 9 day long heat wave we experienced in March, I found that I needed a plan to ensure we'd be more comfortable if it happens again.  And it probably will.  We don't have air conditioning, and don't plan to have it installed, as it is a huge power guzzler.  Our house stays comfortable for a few days anyway, and so isn't usually a problem.  Andrew is building a solar air heater for winter ventilation and some warmth, which I'm hoping will double as a cooler in summer- draws cool night air into the house when needed.  We'll also look at installing a solar whizz, and getting better roof insulation.

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