Keeping the bottom double hung windows closed keeps the cooler air in the rooms. Remember cold air drops and heated air rises. Also keep the ceiling fans counter clockwise in the summer. As long as the humidity isn't high this allows for the house to stay cool well into the 80's and to be cold enough for blankets during the nights.
Source: From oldies who lived in the past without A/C
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By Lilac 05/07/2010
Remember to push the screen up too or you will have mosquitoes and other unwanted critters in your home.
By it's.only.me 05/07/2010
For the warm months, we have our ceiling fans running clockwise. During the winter, we run them counter clockwise.
Will have to try this one, although I have some that won't open from both ways, but that's the breaks of an old house!
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