Cooling Your Home Naturally

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    This fact sheet describes some alternatives to air conditioning which are common sense suggestions and low-cost retrofit options to cool a house. It first describes how to reflect heat away from roofs, walls, and windows. Blocking heat by using insulation or shading are described. The publication then discusses removing built-up heat, reducing heat-generating sources, and saving energy byselecting energy efficient retrofit appliances. A resource list is provided for further information.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1994

    Bibliographical note

    Produced for the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    NREL Publication Number

    • ACNR/MK-15771

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/CH10093-221


    • air flow
    • blowers
    • color
    • consumption and utilization
    • cooling systems
    • curtains
    • educational tools
    • EE
    • energy conservation
    • energy efficiency
    • houses
    • radiant heat transfer
    • reflective coatings
    • shading
    • shutters
    • sun shades
    • thermal insulation
    • vents
    • weatherization


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