We have lived in the same house for the last nine years. Our office is on the west side of the house. Every summer we the same complaint, the office is the hottest room in the house. This year we decided to do something about it. We called in an AC man to add another vent. He checked everything out and told us that another vent would not help. He said that the duct work in the attic was not 'efficient', and it would be very expensive to replace.
He also said that since our AC was almost 10 years old it probably will have to be replaced soon anyway. The builder used the bare minimum requirements when purchasing/installing the AC for the house. He said in the meantime there was a couple of 'free' things we could do.
He adjusted the vent so half the air would flow toward the west wall window saying that it would cool the wall and keep the heat from coming in so much. He told us to take the thermal curtain we had in the craft room and put it on the office window. The craft room is in the back of the house and the window isn't on a west wall. Then he told us we didn't have the ceiling fan going in the 'summer direction'. Apparently clockwise is winter mode and counterclockwise is summer mode. Who knew? Not me.
Anyway, we did all this and the office is much cooler now. We should have called the man nine years ago.
You need a solution to get your kids out of the house you say? OK, here it is...
June 27 2009, 9:48 AM
Fire! That's right, burn it to the ground... it's the only way. Wait a year until they finally relocate, and then build it back with the insurance money. The door locks will all be new; so for Heaven's sake and just to be safe, don't issue them new keys!
Sorry, my solutions lately are all limited to one answer... Fire!
Sick of your current job? Fire!
Need a tough stain out?... Fire!
Sick of Billy Mays telling you you need a tough stain out?.... Fire!
Cat won't get out of the bird bath? Fire!
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