How can I survive a hot, hot summer without cool, cool AC?
May 29, 2007 12:09 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have tips for surviving a summer in very hot temperatures without AC?
posted by Deathalicious to Home & Garden (43 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in Cairo and unfortunately it looks like the only apartment I can get my hands on has no AC at all. I know in these cases the normal suggestions is "get a window unit" but I have no idea whether this is in fact possible, both from a logistical and economic standpoint.*
Here are the lovely temperature details: temperatures in Cairo during the summer are never below 30C (86F) during the day and generally hover well above the 35C (95F) mark. Many days are closer to 40C (105F) and I've been told that the temperature will get up to 45C (113F) a few times over the summer.
I've survived one 41C day already, but I did have AC although I spent much of the day hanging out in the front hall of my apartment building, which didn't have any AC. Walking outside in the heat was nearly unbearable, I couldn't believe how hot it was.
So, if anyone out there has experience living in very hot weather, that would be greatly appreciated. I'm perfectly comfortable in 25C (77) - 30C (86F) weather. Right now it is only 31C and I feel "hot" but I'm not sweating all that much, if that helps give you a frame of reference.
* That being said, if it turns out getting a window unit is possible, I will certainly go for it and put my experience here on the page for posterity