Re: Air Circulation In Summer Without A/C?
Fans are your friend. Air movement, even hot air, makes a room feel cooler, as does shutting blinds and curtains to reduce the light in the room (shade = cooler ).
1 - The circulation fan on the furnace will work to circulate the house air. Your house is a sealed system, so the air circulated by the furnace, for the most part, is house air, it is not drawing in anything from the hotter garage. The only slight heat gain will come from the temperature of the small amount of ducting exposed in the garage.
2 - Box fans, you've seen them, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are portable, so you can locate them anywhere in the house to move the air you want to move. They even help to exchange the air if you so choose, by placing in front of windows/doors to draw in or exhaust the air in the house. Box fans are a cheap solution for air movement.
3 - Ceiling fans. A bit more expensive to purchase and then you also will have installation costs. The added benefit is that you can circulate the air in any room of the house, summer or winter, for a more even distribution of the desired temperature.
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