bernetta putnam wrote:vent heat out the top of your house, open upper attic access, windows, ect.
only use upstairs at night.
place bed near open window, or on a sleeping porch.
awnings to block windows.
hang wet sheets in front of open windows , create cross breezes.
cool off the house at night and keep it closed up and dark during the day.
white exterior walls and white rock roof to reflect the sun
is Oregon humid? if so a swamp cooler wont work very well.