This question is similar to this one
but specific to our small apartment. The last few days of unseasonably sweltering heat and humidity have been brutal. Our apartment has been getting boiling hot, and we're wondering how to best keep our place cool.
My partner and I have a small apartment, with one bedroom and an office. Three of our rooms (the kitchen, the bedroom, and the office) have ceiling fans that are capable of going either clockwise or counter-clockwise. We have windows in the kitchen and the living room which are roughly opposite each other, as well as windows on another wall in the bedroom and office. We also have small table fan that we keep in the bedroom. In addition to this, every year our landlord puts in a window-mounted A/C unit in the living room window. However, this only seems to keep the living room cool, is really loud, and eliminates any breeze we get from the kitchen through to the living room, so if there's a way to keep the place cool without it, that would be great.
I've posted this very, very crude diagram
(obviously not to scale) of our apartment in the hopes that AskMe can help us to beat the heat.
What should we be doing to keep this place as cool as possible with what we have?