This place is hot! Any good cooling ideas?

Melissa - posted on 06/01/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




I am so sick of being in an 85 degree room when it's 95 outside. I might as well sit in the shade in the pool! Only problem with just shutting off my A/C and doing exactly that is I have 2 cats and a gerbil. While my family would be nice and cool, my pets will bake in the apartment. I am also sick of getting sky high power bills. Any ideas that will help cool this place down? I make an average of 10 calls each summer to the office and they only check the freon levels and change the filter. (PS This is my 3rd apartment complex I've lived in in the past 7 years and I now assume ALL of them are this way. Also, my current apartment doesn't allow window units and before you ask, yes...we do shut off all nonessential lights and have blankets on our windows. All the windows face north too.)


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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/01/2011




85...... I survived 2 years in 110 degree weather in Southern California with a swamp cooler that doesn't work past what, 85? It just blows warm air. We used to buy blocks of ice to put in it and then spray the outside of it with water to help but it barely did...... welcome to suffering lol

Sherri - posted on 06/01/2011




We use fans blowing out during the day to keep heat out and reverse them at night to in to get in the cool night air.

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