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Outdoor Ceiling Fans: A Simple Solution For Keeping Cool This Summer

Every summer I start out with the intent to spend more time outside: grilling, walking, reading, or just laying out in the sun. But unfortunately I happen to live in a climate where “fun in the sun” means high heat and high humidity – in other words, not that much fun at all. All too […]

Pros And Cons Of Ceiling Fans: When They Work And Why They Don’t

In my household, the summer months are always spent maintaining a precarious balance between keeping the house cool and keeping the cooling bill low. I’m willing to consider just about any option to make it work, too. But recently I spent some time in a home with ceiling fans in almost every room – a […]

Sun Rooms: Bringing Your Outdoor Spaces Inside In A Cooler Climate

I grew up in the Southwest, where rain, wind, snow, and cold were practically nonexistent, and where indoor and outdoor spaces merged pretty freely. Patios, porches, and decks were practically standard-issue living spaces, and even outdoor bathrooms and outdoor kitchens weren’t unheard of. So it wasn’t until I moved to the upper Midwest that I […]