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We do not have central air conditioning, any tips using the old-fashioned fans?
Keeping curtains drawn to block out sun always helps…
Close windows and blinds / curtains early before the temperature begins going back up for the day. Once the sun is down, open windows on opposite ends of your house, put fans blowing in on one end and other fans blowing out on the other end of the house to draw air through the house. Remember that warm air rises, so if you have more than one floor, use that to your advantage. Fans blowing in down lower and fans blowing out up higher. Close up in the morning and repeat. The one drawback is that if it doesn’t get cooler at night to cool your house down by morning, it will still be hot; however, moving air always “feels” cooler.
My parents did this when I was young and friends thought we had air conditioning. Best to do this before house begins to get hot.
Always keep windows closed and rooms as dark as possible during sunny daylight hours.
Open the windows when the sun goes down, you could put a fan at the window to pull the cooler night time air in. Best to use a whole house exaust fan at night if you can.