Removing Interior Heat

Thermal Chimney: Open the lowest windows on the side from where the breeze is coming. Leave interior doors open, and open the upstairs windows on the opposite side of the house.
The warm air in your house will draw upwards and out the upper window, an effect called 'thermal siphoning'. This is most effective when the inside temperature is higher than the outside temperature.

         
     
Success Story
Chief Executive
Natural Cooling Tips
[ Courtesy by MSK ]

Roof Vents: Ventilating your attic greatly reduces the amount of accumulated heat which otherwise radiates down into your house. Roof vents are inexpensive ($5 to $10 each) and easy to install. They should be located at each end of the roof and every 12' between ends. Installing roof vents will not make your house cooler in winter; they will help remove moisture from the attic.


Ridge Vent:
For even more effective attic ventilation, a continuous ventilation system, Coolvent , can be installed along the ridge, beneath the ridge shingles.

Coolvent is lightweight and durable, and it eliminates the need for turbines or louvered vents. It's also designed to keep out bugs and wind-driven rain.


Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans are efficient and use little electricity, less than 1/10th the wattage of air conditioners. Cost to run is approximately $1.50 per month vs. $20 per month for air conditioners. Ceiling fans can also be used with the air conditioner. The thermostat can be set 9 degrees F higher, for the same resulting temperature. This represents a savings of 30% of air conditioning costs and energy consumption.
 
 
Programmable Thermostats: You can save as much as 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by turning your thermostat back 10% to 15% for 8 hours per day. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing a programmable thermostat.
 
<< Blocking the Heat