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How to Cool a Hot Room

During sweltering summer months, any room in the house can become uncomfortable. If you don't have a central air conditioner, you can use other methods to cool a hot room. There are a few items that, when used together, provide a much cooler environment without the high electricity bill from a central air conditioner.

No one wants to feel overheated at home.

Things You Will Need

  • Ceiling fan
  • Portable electric fan
  • Ice
  • Large bowl
  • Portable air conditioner

During sweltering summer months, any room in the house can become uncomfortable.  If you don't have a central air conditioner, you can use other methods to cool a hot room.

There are a few items that, when used together, provide a much cooler environment without the high electricity bill from a central air conditioner. 

  1. Install a ceiling fan to provide good air circulation.
  2. Plug in a portable electric fan to work with the ceiling fan. Together, they can get the room up to 5 degrees cooler. To add a cold burst to the air coming from the electric fan, place a large bowl of ice directly in front of it.
  3. Close the blinds and all windows during the day, keeping out as much direct sunlight as possible. At night, when the temperature comes down, open the windows to let fresh cool air circulate through your room.
  4. Use a portable air conditioner. Cheaper units are simply plugged in and filled with cold water, while others are window units that offer a bit more temperature control.

Things You Will Need

  • Ceiling fan
  • Portable electric fan
  • Ice
  • Large bowl
  • Portable air conditioner

About the Author

Amy Lukavics is an Arizona resident who has been a professional writer since 2009. She contributes to the blog Hello, Moon and her writing interests include cooking, crafts, pregnancy, health and beauty.

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