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Home Forums Technical Discussion How you design an off-grid home to deal with extreme heat Re: How you design an off-grid home to deal with extreme heat

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Dustoffer
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In my house and Earthship, the tire walls keep it cooler. There is less solar gain from the tilted windows. It got up to 92*F here at 8,880′ 39* latitude, but the tire wall areas stayed around 72*F. In Phoenix, Arizona the underground temperature is 70*F and an Earthship there faces north. Unless you have ground water problems, going down into the ground can cool a house.