Originally Posted by blucher
Just curious how you manage without AC? Those fridges & freezers give off heat to boot so in some ways your place is heated too.
We turn off the a/c as soon as it's cool enough (usually late October) and leave it off as long as we can stand it, using a variety of fans (we made it to the end of May this year).
Once the daytime highs hit 88-90 degrees, we button up the house and chill.
The deep freezer and a freezer with an external thermostat used as an extra fridge are under windows with fans nearby. During the cooler months, house air is pulled through those windows, taking the heat from the appliances outside quickly. When the a/c is on, a small fan circulates air through the room, keeping the space cool.
The kegerator is in the garage, and has to work hard to stay cold in the summer. There's just not enough room in the man-cave!