Cool Homes is a Powerful Solution in Fight to Stop Malaria


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Cool Homes is a Powerful Solution in Fight to Stop Malaria


JamesMontgomery

Did the tarp shade work out?


Gadget

I have a wireless Indoor / Outdoor thermometer, as best I can determine, I lowed the 2-4 PM temperature by 5 degrees fahrenheit. The room sit around 92 degree. Comfort is anything 80 and below, not bad from 80-85, after 85 you need a fan directly on your body to stay comfortable. I now am trying to put shade the roof of the house, and I would bring it down to 85, about the same as outside. But my long-term goal is to super insulate the walls and ceiling with recycled plastic bags. Then open all the doors and window at night, bring the thermal mass of the room down to about 77, then close the doors in the morning, and keep all the cool air inside all day, and the heat out. More or less make it an above ground cave, and suck the coolness from the ground. The art here is to somehow cool a home inside during the night down to the same temperature as outside. Many homes heat up during the night. I have been considering bringing in 35 five gallon plastic jugs full of water, to create a bed of water to sleep on, this would create a mass to cool down. Sort of like sleeping with hot rock in reverse, sleeping with an ice cube. This is a lot of fun to figure out.


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