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okay don't laugh.... I find that the right music can make it feel cooler, and I mean that seriously. Sometimes setting the right mood can make a small difference. Also, having fresh fruit on hand not only helps to keep hydrated but can lower the body temps, like watermelon and citruses and berries, pineapples, etc. The piggies like those berries and melons too ;)
WideAnglePhoto (rep: 33.3k) posted May 11, 2013
@WideAnglePhoto The piggies and I both like classical, and I always keep refrigerated watermelon on hand during the summer.
Has anyone had experience with special bed sheets that regulate your temp if you get too warm or too cold?
cid681 (rep: 1.1k) posted May 11, 2013
Open the windows at night, or at least when the weather is cool, and set a box fan in the window blowing cool air in the room.
DealLeader (rep: 13k) posted May 11, 2013
You can find these articles on DIY sites where you pump water through tubes in front of a fan and use evaporative cooling to get some relief. I cobbled one together once and it worked pretty well. Not as good as a/c but a great deal better than just fans moving warm around back and forth.
erick99 (rep: 424k) posted May 11, 2013
Only use the AC before 2PM and after 7PM. That's when it's most expensive to run large appliances and other electrical things.
KittyBrigade (rep: 240) posted May 11, 2013
@erick99 I like the water cooling idea, just like the cooling system for some computers! My only concern about a mist is that the humidity in my apartment usually stays 50% and up while I try to bring that down.
@bbattag I've considered it but my only hesitation is that there is a lot of greenery directly around my duplex and flies come in by the dozen, currently there are insect screens on every window.
Oh I see I see, the cool tubes cool the air around it and the air distributes that cool air. I'll have to do some more research on that before I dive in to it.
Much of the stuff I am looking for are things that will be able to function even while I am not home.
If you don't have ac because your building doesn't allow window units you could consider an indoor unit. They used to be $700 and up but now you can find one for half of that if you shop carefully.
i was going to say add a bag of ice in front of the fan to produce the ac type of cooling but eric99 added a nice list check it out
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