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Re: today

Old houses, built before A/C were usually designed to maximize cooling: thick walls, shutters (shut out sun without shutting out breezes), high ceilings, and orienting the house position to maximize ventilation. Even my aunt's house in northern New Jersey is constructed like that.

On Thursday, July 22, 2004, at 06:01 AM, "" <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:

Donna - these old houses were built long before there was any such thing
as a/c. Or central heat. But window units and gas heaters do the job
more or less. Hard to get insurance on these really old homes though.

Pam Evans Kemp, TX zone 8A

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