Just clutching at straws here but I'm an expat so no idea about cooling houses down.
I'm in a Victorian terrace and renting so can't install air con. We can't buy a portable air con as had grills on the window and real estate won't let us cut it. Short of moving and fans what can we do? DD's room is nearly 30 degrees some days so no chance of her sleeping in there. Naps have to be out in the pram or me driving around in the car.
Tried a water evaporative cooler and it's rubbish.
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22-02-2016 20:55 #1
My house is boiling hot!!
22-02-2016 21:00 #2
The only thing I could suggest is preventing it from heating up as much as possible - keeping blinds down, opening windows at night when it's cooler etc.
Will your real estate not install air con for you? Surely if it's a matter of that or moving they may come to the party - perhaps you could offer to pay a small increase in rent if they did it? Ultimately it's going to make their property more valuable.
22-02-2016 21:03 #3
I don't think there's much to do aside from opening all the windows and getting used to the heat Our house is 33 degrees during the day... DD naps in a nappy only with a pedestal fan pointed directly on her.
22-02-2016 21:08 #4
We lived in a rental once and put in air conditioning... we had to go halves with the owners.
22-02-2016 21:11 #5
I don't have air con in my house, either. We've sweltered through many a summer here and have tried fans and water coolers, too, and I agree, they don't do much. At the end of last year I bought three Moretti brand industrial fans for $80 each from Bunnings. When a hot day is forecast I leave all blinds shut and put 1 fan on in the main living room 1 in the kitchen as soon as I wake up. Those fans are great, I personally need to feel the cool air blowing on me for comfort and these do just that, they are very powerful and it feels like there's a nice cool breeze blowing around the house all day. It's the next best thing to air con and honestly I haven't suffered through the heat at all this summer.
22-02-2016 21:13 #6Senior Member
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Were getting to the 40s out here. Air con in loungeroom only and its a fibro house, you can feel the heat on the walls.
Not much works, you just adapt over time
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