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Pick up some green tips for keeping your house, your pets and yourself cool through a sweltering summer:

Pick up some green tips for keeping your house, your pets and yourself cool through a sweltering summer:

First published June 2009, updated July 2011 While it's winter here in Australia, in the northern hemisphere it's summer and things are heating up. Unfortunately, most houses haven't been constructed, insulated or positioned correctly in order to minimize the amount of artificial air conditioning required to keep temperatures indoors bearable throughout the summer months. This will become an increasing challenge in the years ahead as global warming really starts to kick in and developing nations start having increased access to luxuries such as air conditioning. Millions more people will start using air conditioners and for longer periods. Aside from the spike in electricity and water consumption connected to air conditioner usage which costs consumers and the environment a great deal, utility company transformers are well known to overheat and explode when air conditionin...

Full article: http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/125/1/Air-conditi...

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