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Old 07-31-2018, 10:41 AM
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we moved into a house we previously rented (hot water heat & a cooler).

-Somehow the tenant always had the house warm in the summer. They had all the windows wide open and the cooler running mid day. I respect it is what they wanted to do no matter what. We down sized and live in the house currently.

-We run the same cooler on low only at night, keep all the windows closed except the master bedroom in the basement. We temporarily run the cooler if cooking & slightly open a kitchen window, run the dryer & slightly open the mud room window. Close things up when done. Utility bills are low.

-Newer cooler pump motors have stems you snap off and slip a 1/4" hose on. Siphons off a small portion of the cooler water. Add a small 1/4" plastic valve to regulate the water loss. Result; the house dosnt smell musty. Run the junk water to a near by tree.

-yes the larger bedroom with a full bath is in the basement. The hose was built in the late 50's. I have always kept the house totally detailed because the 5year plan was to move in my self. The up stairs bedrooms are smaller and have a common hall bath. Again the tenant wanted nothing to do with the basement bedroom. The basement rooms were clean un used.

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Old 07-31-2018, 12:01 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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Get some solar screens installed on all of your windows and get a swamp cooler.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:09 PM
Location: Midwest
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I've been without A/C multiple times...including when I was out there. You need fans, blinds to keep the sun out, and a cold wet towel wrapped around your neck. If you have wrist bands wet those and put them on.
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