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hot hot hot!! MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2312 posts
18th Jul '13

What can I do to get our house, especially DS's bedroom, to cool down? We have a fan and use it 24/7 at the moment, the windows get opened only when it is cooler outside than inside and curtains are usually kept closed to reflect the heat from outside.



It's almost 10pm here and DS's room is at 28.5C (83F) right now and earlier it was at 30C (86F). We have only just got him to sleep after 3 hours of trying because it is so hot here. We don't have air con in the house. Any tips on getting it cooler here?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
18th Jul '13

I've seen some people put fans on their freezers, but obviously it can't be for very long, or it will thaw.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
18th Jul '13

my grandma used to put a shallow bowl of ice in front of the fan, it'd blow colder air for awhile.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
18th Jul '13

Can you get a window AC unit? I live in an old house and it has no central heat or AC so we have two window units and it keeps the house pretty cool (yesterday it was over 100 degrees out and it was actually cold in our bedroom with the window unit on).

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2312 posts
18th Jul '13

Our freezer is downstairs so we can't put the fan on that. A bowl of ice could work though! I'll have a look at AC units too

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29779 posts
status 18th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" my grandma used to put a shallow bowl of ice in front of the fan, it'd blow colder air for awhile."</blockquote>



I've heard this as well.



Also remember that heat rises. Put a fan in the window blowing out so it sucks the hot air out while you have another to suck cool in

ash.griffin Due August 1 (girl); Round Rock, Texas 21 posts
18th Jul '13

I don't know I live in South Texas so it is like impossible to live here without AC...

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
18th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ash.griffin:</b>" I don't know I live in South Texas so it is like impossible to live here without AC..."</blockquote>




That was my thought! I didn't know people didn't know that many did not have ac

ash.griffin Due August 1 (girl); Round Rock, Texas 21 posts
18th Jul '13

well people in northern states don't always, but here it just isn't possible to live without it.

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2312 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting ash.griffin:" I don't know I live in South Texas so it is like impossible to live here without AC..."


I'm in the UK, as far as I am aware no houses here have air conditioning as standard. You either have to get it fitted yourself or buy a unit.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
18th Jul '13

I never had it when I lived in Washington. Lots of fresh, crisp air there. In Okinawa, if you don't have AC your house is going to mold. It's so freaking humid there. I'd die without it here, too.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
18th Jul '13

Living in FL and my parents AC went out for about 5 years lol. We opened every door and every window and put fans in all of the windows even if its hot outside air circulation will help cool the house off closing off the house is probably making it hotter. The only thing I can say is fans fans fans.