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Illustration by Alan Daniels | thisoldhouse.com | from Adding Central Air

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How Ductless Air Conditioners Work

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional central cooling systems, try ductless air conditioners, also known as mini-splits. These new fangled systems bring the promise of energy savings and higher levels of efficiency for cooling your home. The innovative design doesn’t include traditional ductwork, but it will keep your home cool and your energy bill down when installed properly.

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Magnetic Vent Covers - Help reduce heating and air conditioning costs by preventing hot or cold air from entering rooms where it is not needed - spare rooms, attics, basements, etc. Makes homes more energy efficient, and enables better temperature control and increased comfort in occupied rooms. These vent covers magnetically attach to metal registers closing off air more effectively. Attractive, practical and easy to install - they really work!

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Pre-Order Cool My Camper Air Conditioning - smallest/ most power light camper AC i've seen - could connect to main battery and run as van AC - might be cheaper/easier than installing a standard AC system - probably cheaper overall to just not be home during the day

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A Cozy Studio She Shed

This remarkable She Shed is not just a cozy backyard retreat, it’s a fully functional work room and small studio, too. The Home Depot Home Services team assisted with the installation of several key features, turning this simple shed into a deluxe retreat that includes built-in window seats (with hidden storage), air conditioning, a skylight and more. See more She Shed inspiration on The Home Depot blog.

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Do's and Don'ts for HVAC Retrofits in Old Houses

The wall-mount unit by Mitsubishi Electric offers ductless heating and air conditioning in a space-saving unit that is both easy to install and less obtrusive than window units.

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Install a Whole-House Fan as a Cheaper Alternative to Air Conditioning

If your air conditioning is costing too much this summer, look into a whole-house fan. They cool your home by removing the hot air and exhausting it through windows or soffits in the attic.

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