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Tips to cool down a room PLEASE!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by chedmaster, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. chedmaster

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    I cant afford an air conditioner, have two windows, they both get the sun at some point and my room is unbearably hot. i have one tower fan, please someone suggest the best way to cool down! watching films in this heat is unbearable!
     
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    Get some solar blinds. We got some from Argos years ago. Cut tight to size and use to reflect out the heat during the day. Will also keep some heat in during the winter. Great in bedrooms in the summer. The sproggs are still in the dark even when the sun is up at four. Win win :)
     
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    sounds effective, ill look into it, thanks! :thumbsup:
     
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    See here and has other colours too.
     
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    Do you have a credit card?

    Just stuff it and get aircon
     
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    very tempted to get aircon my self having moved from a house to a flat which gets very hot, no idea why.............CHED cheaper option is to line windows with tin foilf and leave them open with curtians closed and stick FAN near windo to suck air in to the room (gonna go sit in the car again for a bit i think..............IT has aircon i am so glad i got it fixed last month!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. chedmaster

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    Martin, bank managers arent very kind to 17 year olds!!!

    HD, i have the fan blowing air in all the time it sits on window sill, still very warm! Parents are getting something called evaporator cooler? £65 from B&Q, anyone had any experience with these?
     
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    LOL stick dehumidifier in the next room and watch the leccy bill sky rocket..........
     
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    drink lots of really cold beer.
     
  11. chedmaster

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    now that i can do, live above and own a pub! :thumbsup:
     
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    Saw one in Currys today and it did not seem up to much, although it was in a massive store and may be good in a smaller area but the the fan on it was pants.
     
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    Evaporator coolers cool down the air, but they make it more humid, so it doesn't give much relief. You can make your own by blowing a fan over a wet towel. When water evaporates, it absorbs heat.
     
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    i think ill advise them away from them then, thanks for the info
     
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    Iactually find my evaporator cooler very useful, it cools the air down, correct, its not supposed to behave like a traditonal fan, hence don't think that the fans are not powerful, they dont need to be.

    I have a timer on mine so at night, i set it for a couple of hours,put some ice in, check the water and I sleep very comfertably. I live in a flat as well and it can get very hot.
     
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    Our bodies lose heat by evaporating sweat. As the humidity increases, evaporation from our bodies becomes more difficult. That's why it always appears to be warmer when the humidity is higher. The temperatures abroad are often higher than ours, but it's more comfortable because the humidity is lower.

    I have a much more simple idea for keeping cool at night. I have a 12" fan wedged into a window sucking air in from outside, and a ceiling fan to circulate the air in the bedroom. Works very well.
     
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    This makes a lot of sense. We do the same sort of thing. Open up the windows as soon as you get up and suck in all of the cool air to give yourself a head start. Make sure the blinds are down during the day when the sun is on the window.
     
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    We've found that the "down side" of doing this is that we sometimes wake up at 4 or 5 AM, and it's too cold !

    It makes sense to draw air in from outside - an ordinary fan in the bedroom will only re-circulate the warm air already inside, and unless there's a fairly strong breeze, not much cool air will come in through open windows.
     
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    I've got a 8000 BTU aircon from B&Q...£150

    I have a bedroom of about 4Mx4M, and makes it comfortable. If im in the air path, its chilly, but turning it away, makes nice and cool (but not too much).


    Gareth.
     
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    Got one of those here in my office. Wouldn't want one in my bedroom, though (very noisy) !
     
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    That cooling spray advertised on the telly, which is in a spray can.

    It's works well, but has a smell of hairspray (although there are 2 types - not sure if the other is perfumed too) and can be a bit sticky, but it's good.

    Also works for cooling down cars.

    342 at Boots I think
     
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    Actually a great way to cool down at home is a HOT bath. Makes you feel cooler when you come out. Not too hot though - might not be good for the blood pressure !
     
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    Keep the curtains drawn throughout the day and the windows shut. It might be a bit of a hermitlike existence but it really can help keep the room cool as it doesn't get a chance to warm up. :)
     
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    I have one on my bedroom.....I turn it on full blast when I get home from work, then when I go to bed I turn it off and seal the bedroom - stays cool through the night :)
     
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    I knew a bloke wo had his own house built he had the living area upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs. Great views from the upstairs during the day and isolated bedroom area at night.

    And has anyone noticed that if you hear a noise outside it is seems louder upstairs than down?
     
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    If only I could, I used to do this until the new neighbours moved in a few months back.
    I now find I have to slam the window shut every 10 minutes as they sit out there a few metres away from my window smoking! I can't escape the disgusting stench and smoke anywhere anymore.

    :mad:
     
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    That's actually a very sensible idea as our upstairs is like a sauna at the moment - you can feel the heat wave hit you as you come up the stairs! Although in winter (which let's face it is more of the year than our summers ;) ) it makes sense to have the bedrooms upstairs as the rising heat keeps them a bit warmer during the night.
     
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    Ched...I had to laugh, coming back from Guildford just now I saw your tower fan stuck in the window....hope its doing the job :)
     
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    Have a word with your local council. They are probably breaking a by-law somewhere or other :)
     
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