Maybe I should just live in a walk-in fridge
May 31, 2011 4:05 PM Subscribe
Even though I have central air, my large and sunny room is too hot for my heat-sensitive self. What strategies can I employ in order to keep it more tolerable in this hot, humid Jersey summer?
posted by rachaelfaith to home & garden (27 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I guess this sounds silly- I was so excited to move into this new place with its fancy central air, but everyone else in the house seems to like to keep the thermostat at 79 degrees. In my big (13'x18') sunny (4 large windows) room, this becomes 82-86 degrees. I am happiest at 66 degrees. I know this is unattainable, and I would be super happy if I could get it down to 72-75 degrees in here.
Things I already have done: ceiling fan on, blinds tilted up to reflect the sun away, as little usage of lighting as possible, not blocking the two AC vents.
Things that might work? Light reflecting/blocking window treatments, standing air conditioner, dehumidifier, more fans, other random things I haven't heard of or thought of.
I considered just asking my roommates if I could keep the thermostat lower and offering to pay more, but the house is very large and I think this would become expensive quickly- not to mention that it seems like this room is just naturally warmer.
So, what can I do with this lovely but too-warm room?