During sweltering summer months, any room in the house can become uncomfortable. If you don't have a central air conditioner, you can use other methods to cool a hot room. There are a few items that, when used together, provide a much cooler environment without the high electricity bill from a central air conditioner.
Things You'll Need
- Ceiling fan
- Portable electric fan
- Large bowl
- Portable air conditioner
Install a ceiling fan to provide good air circulation.
Plug in a portable electric fan to work with the ceiling fan. Together, they can get the room up to 5 degrees cooler. To add a cold burst to the air coming from the electric fan, place a large bowl of ice directly in front of it.
Close the blinds and all windows during the day, keeping out as much direct sunlight as possible. At night, when the temperature comes down, open the windows to let fresh cool air circulate through your room.
Use a portable air conditioner. Cheaper units are simply plugged in and filled with cold water, while others are window units that offer a bit more temperature control.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
How to Quickly Cool Your House On Summer Nights
Take advantage of the cool air that floats around when the sun is setting. If your room temperature is more than what...
How to Cool a Room With Fans
Fans are often a great alternative to air conditioning to cool a room. Fans are less expensive to buy, less expensive to...
How to Cool a Small Room
Cooling a small room is an efficient way to manage energy. During the summer months, air conditioning is a common method to...
How to Make a Room Cold Without an Air Conditioner
Keeping cool during the warmer months can be a challenge, especially without the aid of an air conditioner. An air conditioner lowers...
How to Cool Down an Overheated Room
Hot temperatures can be uncomfortable. This is especially true in a home. An overheated living room is not a place you want...
How to Cool Down a Room Naturally
The combination of heat and humidity makes people feel uncomfortable during the summer months. Keep your home comfortable when the temperature rises...
Ways to Cool a Room
Cooling a room can appear to be a challenging task, especially during a hot and humid summer. However, the process is important...