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If you can't stand the heat, keep out the sun; TRICKS of the TRADE.

Byline: ZENA ALLI

WHAT'S an effective way to cool down my house without the use of air conditioning? George Nyman, Leeds

ZENA SAYS: Insulation works both ways, keeping a house warm in winter by not letting the cold in and cool in summer by not letting the heat in - so that's a good place to start.

Because warm air rises, it's a good idea to open both downstairs and upstairs windows to create a throughdraught.

Marcus Pickering, of Factotum Homes (0845 119 2999), says that if you want to open a ground-floor window but are worried about security, you can buy catches that allow it to open a little but no further.

He also suggests preventing sunlight coming in through the windows in the first place, using either shutters or even just thick curtains.

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The simplest things like opening windows and closing curtains can keep you cool
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 1, 2010
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