COOL RUN­NINGS

WHETHER YOU’RE TRY­ING TO CHILL A WHOLE HOME OR A SIN­GLE ROOM, HERE’S HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUM­MER

Home Beautiful - - DESIGN FILE - WORDS

WHAT YOU USE to cool your home de­pends on two things: where you live, and the type and size of the space you’re cool­ing. If you’re hot and sweaty for just a few weeks each year, you can get away with por­ta­ble fans and a re­fresh­ing cross breeze. On the other hand, if you’re cool­ing a whole house in a hu­mid cli­mate, you’ll need to in­vest in a ducted re­frig­er­a­tive air con­di­tioner to keep the whole fam­ily happy. Read on for the best op­tions for you, plus some savvy tips to save en­ergy.

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