In fact, the A/C is so effective that I need to be careful not to freeze the piggies (who are downstairs) while trying to cool the upstairs. I've closed the vents downstairs and opened them upstairs, but it still gets a little toasty upstairs. So, we use fans to blow cool air from downstairs up the steps towards the upstairs. It seems to be working okay.
So, even with central A/C, we still need fans to even out the cooling. I wonder how big our power bill will be! Well, at least it's been cool recently (low 60s the last few days).
Are you guys still having hot weather?
I saw that the pet store uses water bottles, at least in the bunnies' cages.
I thought I had this thing figured out--my husband insulated the loft, and we have four fans going, and I put frozen water bottles in the cages. But the thermometer up there says it's 99 degrees F, and I'm getting a bit worried.
How about if I put a bucket full of ice in front of the fans?
- For the love of my girls!
So, instead of having 6 days of not paying for AC, we are paying for the piggies to be kept cool. it was the humane thing to do! AND... my 3 Hollister girls have their BDs this weekend. It can be their BD gift.
Needless to say, my friends who are watching my house, and do NOT have AC, think I am NUTS to cool the house for the pigs!
The house stays pretty cool as long as I have all doors and windows open. The patio door in the back lines up with the door on the front porch, so there is always a nice breeze going through.
However, since last week, we're spending about half our time at the summer property, so doors and first floor windows have to stay closed. I don't think teh temperature in here would get really high, but to be safe, we moved the pigs and buns in the basement until the end of August. I'm afraid Teresa will end up sending the C&C gestapo to take my animals away from me, but I think they'll be a lot more comfortable there. It's cool, dry (we have a dehumidifier running), they have natural light (four windows) and the temperature is very unlikely to vary. Besides, we need to tear the old plaster from the livingroom ceiling in the next few days and it's much safer for them to be down there.
So until temperatures are a little less extreme, I'm officially a bad owner for keeping my pigs in a basement all by their lonely little selves.
- I GAVE, dammit!
LAWomans is fostering some pigs for me, and the other day her power was slated to be down as some repairs were going to be done. She used battery operated cage fans on all the animal cages, since temperatures out here were over 100 degrees. Along with frozen water bottles, they apparently worked well.I wonder if one would work attached to the side of a guinea pig cage?
It makes me think I should get some in case of a power outage. As it hit 110 here yesterday, I think I'd have a disaster on my hands if the a/c went out.
The place I want to move to in the mountains that is usually very cool got to 108 today. I didn't think it ever got that high there.
This SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS! I HATE the heat!
Luckily by 1 am it had cooled down to a chilly 87 degrees.
I feel it is worth repeating. This SUCKS!
Did you see the lightning Mum? Major lightning storm to the south (which is rare, it is usually north or east). I was outside for about 20 minutes feeding a horse and hosing him down and I must have seen about 30 lightning flashes.