Help staying cool without AC in Wisconsin in July
May 28, 2014 3:24 PM Subscribe
We stay in a cabin for a week each July. The cabin has no air conditioning. This is not usually a big deal, but last year we had 3-4 beastly days in a row and I was crabby and had trouble sleeping. I'd like some tips on dealing with the heat and humidity.
posted by soelo to Home & Garden (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Note that it is very humid there, so I don't think swamp coolers will be effective. We don't have a lot of room for giant buckets of ice or miles of tubing, either.
We bring fans of course, but they only do so much. The bedroom window is high without much of a sill and I am planning to get one of those window-mounted exhaust-type fans to suck in the cooler air at night. We have to close up the doors and any window without a screen at night or we'll be under siege from bugs. We keep the curtains closed during day. Since it is only for a week, simple and cheap options would be preferable.