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The Green Life: Beat the Heat -- Feel the Breeze

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August 20, 2008

Beat the Heat -- Feel the Breeze

Ceiling_fan_istock_000005330527xsmaSo you're dressed for the weather and you've favored the shade, but you're still feeling wilted from the heat? Don't fret; we've got more tips to help you keep your cool during the summer.

Tip # 3: Feel the Breeze

There's nothing like a steady flow of air to improve your mood on a hot day. Fans use 90 percent less energy than central air conditioning and Energy Star rated ceiling fans are 50 percent more efficient than conventional fan/light units. Remember to turn off the fan when the room is unoccupied to increase your energy savings.

Too hot for a fan? Ease your eco-guilt by opting for a solar powered air conditioner.

Are you a whiz at maximizing a fan's cooling effect? Please share!

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