But, to my point, I have ever been able to keep my home cooler than some, with electricity bills lower than others by utilizing the principle of hot air rising. When homes are built, the reason why air conditioning vents are in the ceiling is cold air drops as hot air rises. Heater vents, furnace vents, are in the floor to fill the rooms with heat rising to fill the room, allowing the heated air to do what it does naturally. The deployment of fans to circulate air when it has risen or fallen to it's lowest point eases the burden of the AC unit and spending some money on a fan, lowers the cost of running the AC on high all the time.
Now, the hard core prepper is asking, yeah, Carol, and that has what to do with prepping? Well, I am also preparing for hard times, saving money to use for the purchase of prep goods and supplies. Saving money, stretching a dollar, is a basic skill in everyday survival. So are the skills of staying warm or cool and understanding your physical surroundings. Little lessons add up to big skill sets, one at a time. Hot air rises.