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Too Cool!

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Wanna Waterwall?

Check out this cool idea from Michelle Kaufmann’s blog!

By lining west facing windows with glass bottles filled with water you can drastically reduce heat gain within your home and cut your need for energy eating artificial cooling systems. The water inside the bottles acts as thermal mass, absorbing and storing incoming heat and then releasing it after the sun has set when you can actually use the warming effect. You can use almost any type of bottle you have around the house, from water bottles to mason jars to really great looking decorative bottles, as long as they’re glass and as long as you like them!

Read all about it here! Or Just print out your own set of PDF directions here!

Jason, I want to do this!!!!! Maybe we could put blooming tea in  a few!

We’re Cool

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Jason just finished installing our new window air conditioning unit.

Our previous one had been struggling for months.

It even woke Jason up a few times by being obnoxiously loud as it struggled.

It also required towels below it at all times.

The last few days it just seemed to give up the ghost when it came to trying to cool the air.

So Jason, Robert, and I bought this new one at Loews today.

Joy!!

It has only been on for 5 minutes, but you can already feel the difference.