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post #11 of 21
Put a shade up or Blinds up during the day. Light colored (or aluminum foil)?

These are cheaper. The idea is, a light colored sheet/curtain/shade will reflect light (darker will absorb) Aluminum foil will reflect. Same principle as a car shade.
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post #12 of 21
Heat rises
cold descends
Place high RPM fan on a stand/table high enough so that its about 65 - 70% to the ceiling, that should be high enough to collect most of the heat from most of the room, put it too high and all you will get is a cold ceiling too low and there goes all your cold air.
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post #13 of 21
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Blow into your room from hall and out through the window. Or try Craigslist for a cheap window unit.
yeah i culd buy a unit. but its the power bill that comes arfter it as well

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Originally Posted by pash1k View Post
Watercooling
tryed it but wasnt comfotable having it running 24/7

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Put a shade up or Blinds up during the day. Light colored (or aluminum foil)?

These are cheaper. The idea is, a light colored sheet/curtain/shade will reflect light (darker will absorb) Aluminum foil will reflect. Same principle as a car shade.
i got blinds that help. well they just keep mostly my chair ( mmm leather ) and bed from heating up. so yeh help a bit

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Heat rises
cold descends
Place high RPM fan on a stand/table high enough so that its about 65 - 70% to the ceiling, that should be high enough to collect most of the heat from most of the room, put it too high and all you will get is a cold ceiling too low and there goes all your cold air.
which way would this fan be facing? down or?
the window goes nearlly to the roof btw. could place it somewhere facing their?
    
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post #14 of 21
I dont under stand this question, its almost too simple, a good fan or pick up a new AC for like 150 bucks, they are energy efficiant and is the simplest fix, you dont have to run the AC all day.
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post #15 of 21
Build a bong cooler for your room.
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you can get a/c's on craigslist dirt cheap, ive seen small 5000 btu units go for $20

or a little more extreme, but ive seen people set up their watercooling rigs with the rad in the window, or just outside, that'll effectively move the heat dump from the room.
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post #17 of 21

Have you tried using a window fan similar to this and setting it to exhaust and get another fan blowing in the direction of the window


An AC unit is the only really option tbh.
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This is a total lifesaver, 2 of these cooled my 1,200 sq. ft. townhouse through the summer.
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Watercooling
Ironically this would only serve to make the room even hotter since more heat is being removed and put into the air, hence the lower temps. My room gets boiling hot, never did with air.
 
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post #20 of 21
heaters have those close the vent things. just like in a car's AC. try closing it.
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