Open Skylight: Hot or Not?
July 7, 2014 9:15 AM Subscribe
My apartment is on the top floor of a single family home. My landlord has advised that we open the skylights, one in the bathroom and one in the stairwell, to help keep the house cool. We have a window AC unit going in one of the rooms (a bedroom next to the bathroom with the skylight). It seems like opening skylights would let the cooler air out, like any window. What is the right move here to keep the apartment cool?
posted by Potomac Avenue to Science & Nature (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Priority 1 is Keeping the Bedroom Cool. Priority 2 is cooling the rest of the house. Priority 3 is saving money (argh).
Please show your work. Posting simply "Hot air rises duh" will result in me banning you. (Note: I have no power to ban you).