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Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298621
08/10/18 04:36 PM
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as a kid, I used to freeze a washcloth in the freezer, turn my box fan on me directly on high and hope I fell asleep before my cloth dried out....it was miserable. Daytime was livable but trying to sleep was the worst
I think every room in our house had fans going

Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298670
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Move to a more comfortable energy efficient air conditioned house with the current wife.

Find a girlfriend who has an air conditioned house and enjoy the “hot times”.

Try a new hobby - nudism. They say it is cool in hot weather, just be careful of sunburn.

Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298682
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May have already been mentioned, but stop blowing hot air from outside in the house. Even at night, the humidity is high and still not "cool". Keep the A/Cs running at night when they're not fighting the heat. The cooler you can start the morning, the better they'll continue to cool throughout the day. Attic fan would be a big help too, but obviously not an immediate fix.

Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298714
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Night: Whole house attic fan to suck cooler night air thru the house.
Day: Window fan in a south facing window, to pull air from the north side thru the house.
Curtains, or window awnings on the South side.
Central air conditioning

Go to the library and hide all day.


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Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298729
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His wife is way too cute to trade in. Plus, she knows how to land fish. grin

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Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298758
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work out in the sun all day like the first owner did and that house will feel cold when you get home just from the shade.
Blow the walls and attic with insulation; even in 1960 in Idaho the insulation we used was minimal.

Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298780
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I just deal with it
And I don't turn the heat on until the dogs water bowl freezes
Just makes it easier to deal with mother nature sends your way
Day after day
Never had an A/C

Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: M.Magis] #6298781
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Originally Posted By: M.Magis
May have already been mentioned, but stop blowing hot air from outside in the house. Even at night, the humidity is high and still not "cool". Keep the A/Cs running at night when they're not fighting the heat. The cooler you can start the morning, the better they'll continue to cool throughout the day. Attic fan would be a big help too, but obviously not an immediate fix.


This.

I run my window AC's in my old, poorly insulated house all the time when the dew points are higher than the low sixties. I don't know how the humidity is out in Iowa but here in PA in July and August dew points in the mid-seventies are common and that's just miserable. I work outside most of the time and love coming home to a house filled with cool, dry air.

I've got one new AC. The new ones shut themselves off when they reach the preset temp. The old ones just shut off the compressor, not the fan. The new one does a test run for ten seconds every fifteen minutes to see if it needs to run again. I like it and the other two older units will be replaced by next summer.

I haven't replaced them yet because they still work good and I'm too cheap to "fix" something that ain't broke!


Eh...wot?
Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: clulay21] #6298792
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Our house built in 1923 can get mighty warm in the summer. 2 window units made it bearable. Added central air last fall. Wow what a difference. Even with no vents in the basement shop it is a pleasure to work in the cool. Shoulda done it years ago. Power bill is lower than the window units that ran constantly.

Re: Best way to cool down old farm houses [Re: Gary Benson] #6298809
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Originally Posted By: Gary Benson
get a different wife?????


Why complicate it?

Moving the house to a cooler climate would be cheaper and easier.

Mike


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