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Best use of an air exchanger in a basement?

Mini-mogur now has her own basement apartment (yay!) which is a new build with its own air exchanger. Weirdly for a basement apartment, though, it's really hot in her place (boo!). What's the best setting on the air exchanger to use (we have a choice of "Summer", "Mid-range" and "Maximum fan", which I think is mainly used just to get rid of fumes) for this time of year (Canada, summer, hot-by-our-standards)? [more inside]
posted by Mogur on Aug 18, 2015 - 6 answers

Finding an apartment without the nasty trash compactor odors

This is a question about NYC real estate, specifically about a building maintenance issue. After many years of renting, I am in the market for a co-op apartment in the five boroughs of NYC. There is a problem with my current building that I am willing to tolerate as a tenant that would be a complete deal-breaker as an owner The issue is this: [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 6, 2014 - 6 answers

What do you wish you'd known when buying a portable air conditioner?

I'm buying a portable air conditioner for our second-floor apartment. All our windows have openings at the bottom that are of the 2 panel slider variety, and no window unit will fit. Since I've never bought such a thing and I'm not very handy, I could use a few tips, especially concerning the feasibility of moving it from room to room every day. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 2, 2013 - 18 answers

Summertime, and the living is extremely hot and sticky oh jesus

How do I choose a good portable air conditioner? Your help is welcome, details inside. [more inside]
posted by clockzero on Apr 28, 2012 - 4 answers

From Seriously Uncool to Subzero!

Help me find the best/most cost-effective way to cool my apartment this summer! Special snowflake apartment and clueless renter here!! [more inside]
posted by joydivasian on May 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Window Air Conditioner Noise From Rain?

Did rain cause my new window air conditioner to make a spattering noise or was it normal operation of the unit? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on May 4, 2011 - 7 answers

A cool and smell free summer in Brooklyn

I need to cool my apartment without making it smell terrible. [more inside]
posted by shimmer on Apr 22, 2011 - 5 answers

I will call it "my cell"

I'm thinking of renting a room with no windows! Yes/No? [more inside]
posted by niccolo on Jul 13, 2010 - 40 answers

What air fresheners are good but not overwhelming?

My friends have commented on how strong the air freshener in my apartment is. What brands or methods are good for a place with poor ventilation? [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders on Dec 21, 2009 - 27 answers

It's too darn hot. How to cool off my studio apartment?

How can I cool off my NY studio apartment this summer? Our building has central air conditioning, and while it's cold enough when I sit right next to the unit, the rest of the apartment gets boiling hot. During today's heat wave, when it was 82 outside, a thermometer sitting on the unit read 70 degrees. On the other side of the room, it was more like 75, and on the other side of of the apartment, almost 80. The building doesn't allow window air conditioners. This is making living here really uncomfortable -- what else can I do to cool this place off? [more inside]
posted by lsemel on Apr 28, 2009 - 29 answers

Help with hot summer nights.

Why is my bedroom consistently 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, and what can I do to cool it off? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jul 3, 2008 - 24 answers

I think my top-floor stuffy studio apartment is the reason why I feel lethargic and unfocused. What can I do?

I think my top-floor stuffy studio apartment is the reason why I feel lethargic and unfocused. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Aug 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Stinky Sickly Air "Freshener" Situation

I believe that another tenant has place an air "freshener" in the hallway out side of our apartments in violation of their lease. I want it removed. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Fat Guy on May 21, 2006 - 44 answers

Under pressure (doo doo doo doot doot doo doo)

How much lower is the air pressure on the 23rd floor of a standard apartment building than at ground level? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Dec 19, 2005 - 21 answers

What's the best way to keep my apartment clean of dust?

What's the best way to keep my apartment clean of dust? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Sep 11, 2005 - 16 answers

What's the best way to get rid of lingering odors?

What's the best way to get rid of lingering odors? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Oct 2, 2004 - 6 answers

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