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Post Reply Air Conditioning is broken! Suggestions to keep cool?
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Not very upstanding but you could go to the store, buy a window AC, then return it the next day.

I have done the homemade swamp cooler. It works as long as there isn't too much humidity. Other than that good airflow is your best bet.

You can also wet a t-shirt in cold water and put it on, then sit in front of a fan.

Also staying in a cold shower for a full 15 minutes will lower your body temperature enough to make you feel cooler for a good hour or so.

I lived without AC for several years using these methods.
Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16
Get a fan lay down without clothes point it at you and try to sleep until it's fixed.
Until this current week I havnt had more than a small fan most of the year.
My black car that sits un the sun also has a broken AC the only thing that helped at all was air flow from a roll downed window.
Posted 7/24/16
Someone once told me that you should leave your wrist under cold running water for a couple of minutes, apparently it cools you down.
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VZ68 wrote:


tkayt wrote:

I don't live with air conditioning so I'm used to that. It was hot today so we went for a swim in the lido ( local outdoor pool). I'd just take showers. I had 3 showers the other day, one in the morning, one after lunch and one in the evening. I also haven't closed my windows for the entire week. I'm fortunate that where I live I can do that without worrying about being burgled.

I'd go for the opened windows if possible and wear minimal clothing indoors plus enjoy your showers.


You live in the UK. What did it hit today, 74F?





Well, I'm used to telling temperature in Celcius but I checked we're over 85 F this week.

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You should get one, or possibly two, naked people (classically female) to wave oversized feather fans at you while you're sitting on your throne nonchalantly.
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have some tell you lame jokes. you'll feel cold really quickly.
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Posted 7/25/16
Get a fan for the time being.
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ah0tp0tat0 wrote:

AC broke last night and its very hot in my house and might not be fixed til tomorrow any suggestions to keep cool?

"Tough it out."

I know that sounds curt but a lot of people every year live without air conditioning. My mother is one of those people and all you can really do is enjoy it and escape to a room-temp shower followed by a relaxing fit in front fan. Try drinking lightly chilled liquids ( one or two ice cubes or an ice sphere followed by a small bit of stirring works ) outside too as it'll often times be cooler outside than it will be inside depending on your climate.
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Posted 7/25/16
Go to North Pole.
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UPDATE: The AC is finally fixed and all is well now!!!!!!!
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Once stayed in a cabana and there was no AC, because we had to make use of the ocean breeze. They did supply a small fan, and told me I can grab a bowl full of ice. Apparently, you just put it directly behind the fan, and your have your instant AC though it only worked during daylight, because everything was solar powered there.
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Posted 7/25/16
1. cold shower

2. lay on the floor where the coolest air is (or at least the least hot air is)
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Chop your body parts off, you won't need as much cooling.
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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16
OP - Keep one of these as a backup in the event the AC ever goes out again. Cheap and works wonders. Portable AC unit. /Thread

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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16

VividDreamZ wrote:

OP - Keep one of these as a backup in the event the AC ever goes out again. Cheap and works wonders. Portable AC unit. /Thread



Or you can fan yourself with one of these:


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