Morgan Morrigan wrote:cheapest way to modify a suburban home would have to be bury it.
Morgan Morrigan wrote:cheapest way to modify a suburban home would have to be bury it, or build adobe walls around it w/foam/stucco on exterior.
seems like a double roof with the 4 ft eave's would be next cheapest. If you can do the engineering yourself....
in-floor heating tubes are gonna be big in a couple years, and if you have a swamp cooler, you could use the chilled water for in-floor chilling.
You actually want the water AND the air as warm as possible , so it evaporates easier. The upgrade for swamp coolers, was down draft vents for the panels, that took super heated air off the roof surface for increased water evap ! counter-intuitive i know. Would prob help in more humid areas too.
A lot of folks put their coolers on the shady side of the house thinking it will help em work better, and some put ice in em for a quick chill, but both are counterproductive. painting the top white is good tho....
Tyler Ludens wrote:My main concern would be mold and mildew growing in the tube.