i need pretty specific advise on how to keep an apartment cool. but because i'm incorporating multiple cool making appliances, i was hoping to get to explain a little better and see if anybody could help.
i know there's been a billion questions about keeping an apartment as cool as possible during the summer, but i figured mine is unique in the way we would like to combine fans, portable air conditioners, airflow, sun position in the sky... the physics of it blow my mind. i was never good at science.
so i made a blueprint!
my roommates (s & m - hee) and i all want to cool down our bedrooms. almost all of the air flow in the apartment happens down by the dining room and living room. we have a screen door we keep open with a very large fan right in front of it, and that cools the living room and maybe the hallway a bit. we all use small fans in our rooms, but it's just not cutting it.
so we're thinking of getting a portable air conditioner. once we buy it, we have one of two options - pass the unit around between the bedrooms, or else position it somewhere in the hall combined with some kind of fan positioned somewhere to blow the air into our rooms.
god, i'm confusing myself with this stuff.
additional possibly helpful information:
-- the hallway is about 17 feet long
-- the sun rises on the dining room/living room side of the house and sets on the back of the house, facing mine and m's room.
-- as i'm sure anybody who knows could possibly help me with this, we need to put the air conditioner somewhere that we can run a hose out of the window.
so, in simple terms we're looking for a place to put an air conditioner, a place to put a fan, and what type of fan it should be.
please feel free to ask questions about the things i'm sure i'm not explaining clearly.