Patch's Poll: How Do You Keep Your Home Cool in This Heat Wave?

Do you use air conditioning? Fans? Both? Or do you just keep the windows open?


It is, yet again, another hot day in Connecticut.

Temperatures are expected to rise to the low-90’s on Wednesday, as the nation grapples with the continual string of heat waves throughout July. It's important note, however, that thunderstorms are expected after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

As we hit a third day in a row of high temperatures this week, we’d like to know: how are you keeping your homes cool? Do you run your air conditioners most of the day? Or do you just keep a bunch of fans going? Or how about just keeping the windows open and letting the good old natural air come in?

, this year, we celebrate the 110th birthday of the air conditioner. Imagine enduring this heat without such a convenient invention.

So, Patch readers, how do you prefer to keep the air cool in your homes? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

donna centore July 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Closing the windows and doors, not opening them, will keep out the heat even if you dont have ac. Open them at night when it gets cooler and close them early in the morning. Pull down all the shades also.


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