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    The part of texas summer where you sweat in your own house.

    Goodness gracious it feels like a toaster oven. My fan does little. Sleep is hard. What can I do about this?

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    Air conditioner. Buy one. It doesn't get better without it.

    In the meantime:

    Get some small towels and soak them. Wring out and place in the freezer (use wax paper between to keep them from freezing to each other). Once frozen (usually within an hour or two - depends on how wet they are), take one out and wrap around the base of your neck. Exchange them as needed.

    Take a shower. Go to bed wet. Don't dry your hair - in fact, wet it again after it does dry.

    Freeze water in soda bottles or whatever is available and put them (in a dish pan ) in front of the fan. Exchange as needed.

    Open the TOP part of the window as well as the bottom - it let's hot air escape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Air conditioner. Buy one. It doesn't get better without it.

    In the meantime:

    Get some small towels and soak them. Wring out and place in the freezer (use wax paper between to keep them from freezing to each other). Once frozen (usually within an hour or two - depends on how wet they are), take one out and wrap around the base of your neck. Exchange them as needed.

    Take a shower. Go to bed wet. Don't dry your hair - in fact, wet it again after it does dry.

    Freeze water in soda bottles or whatever is available and put them (in a dish pan ) in front of the fan. Exchange as needed.

    Open the TOP part of the window as well as the bottom - it let's hot air escape.
    Thank you.

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    If you have 2 fans, put one in the open window in your bedroom facing into the room, and another one in another room in an open window facing out. Cool air is pulled through the rooms by this method and vented outside via the second fan.


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    When I lived with my parents in south Texas, we had central air but my mother would not allow anyone to turn on the air conditioner at night. One of the things I did to keep cool was getting my pajamas wet and turning on the ceiling fan. I did eventually buy a window unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    Goodness gracious it feels like a toaster oven. My fan does little. Sleep is hard. What can I do about this?
    Jump in the pool, even though it may feel a little soupy.

    The cracks that usually form in the dirt in the pasture are big enough to reach your hand down into -- been a while since I've see it that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    If you have 2 fans, put one in the open window in your bedroom facing into the room, and another one in another room in an open window facing out. Cool air is pulled through the rooms by this method and vented outside via the second fan.
    That's how you build a convection oven.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Air conditioner. Buy one. It doesn't get better without it.
    They have those very nice "in room" ones that don't have to be installed in a window. They have really come down in price and gone up in quality.

    Like this little guy...

    global-air-portable-air-conditioners-ypl3-10c-64_1000.jpg

    They're about $200, and can be moved from room to room. Often, there's just one vent hose that needs to be at a window.

    They're really quiet and energy efficient, and they serve not just to cool, but to get rid of some of that $@&$&# humidity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    They have those very nice "in room" ones that don't have to be installed in a window. They have really come down in price and gone up in quality.

    Like this little guy...

    global-air-portable-air-conditioners-ypl3-10c-64_1000.jpg

    They're about $200, and can be moved from room to room. Often, there's just one vent hose that needs to be at a window.

    They're really quiet and energy efficient, and they serve not just to cool, but to get rid of some of that $@&$&# humidity!
    I got one for a guest who needed to be frozen. Keep in mind they take up room, so not ideal for tight spaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertBerean View Post
    I got one for a guest who needed to be frozen. Keep in mind they take up room, so not ideal for tight spaces.

    Did yours have kind of a "dryer hose" vent to the outside?

    Some of them collect water in a pan, that needs to be emptied - those are mostly dehumidifiers. Most of the mobile air conditioners get rid of condendsate water and hot air by the "dryer hose" to the outside.

    But you're certainly correct about the size - even though they're not very big, if you have a cramped room, they take up about the same footprint as a night stand.
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