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WaldoWaldo Registered User regular
edited May 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hi H/A,

This is my first summer in awhile living without air conditioning. Since I would rather not rack up a big electrical bill every month with an a/c unit in my bedroom window, I think I need to invest in a good fan. I already have a couple fans (one I bought awhile back, and a box fan from a former subletter just left when she moved out). Here they are:

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The box fan (the one on the left) is too loud for me on its lowest setting, so I don't really want to use it. The table fan, which has a 12" blade diameter, is pretty quiet, even on its medium setting, so I've been using that. But I'm still a little too hot, and the hottest part of summer is coming. So please share your recommendations for any and all good fans--I'm also interested in tower fans, if those are any good, and the kind that go in windows ( my room has two windows, each being 23" or 24" and 19" tall. Since my room is not so big and they will be near my bed, loudness is an issue. Thanks!

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  • BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Cooling is one thing but maybe there are things you can do to avoid the heating up in the first place.

    Is it just outside ambient temperature that makes it hot or is there a lot of sunshine heating your place? Or maybe you're running a lot of computers/electronics all the time?

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  • QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    They're ridiculously expensive in my opinion but the smaller bladeless fans are pretty quiet.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ceiling fans make a huge difference in my house.

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  • DaltonCarlDaltonCarl Registered User regular
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  • th3thirdmanth3thirdman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I use something like this ZKCenwEqXRe0wA0UxuybR6SPgHIWRcns9YtW3pVJU19iMV765jAOOw9OI52FPZMF3TOJ7yWY35jiZgXzyXh7p58hOXk-BquC3GDY-tleWbmGuTqExM-W3_Hh4IZNlW9NiqYW_6P_sQePR-M8udoF7iCDGueKN2ymkUxdxWxxValybIcDNEYcAc2h6GMoNM0 I run it intake at night and close the window in the day. Also if you fart you can make it suck the smell out side. Also good for pot smell.

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  • ThundyrkatzThundyrkatz Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Th3thirdman has the answer. the window fan is the way to go. All other fans push around the air in your room, which is hot air. sure it feel better with a breeze, but what you want is the cool night air,and only a window fan will do the trick!

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  • th3thirdmanth3thirdman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I live in so cal in the summer by 7pm my room can be as hot as 90*. I turn on the window fan and I will see a 10-20 degree drop in 5 min. There are alot of things out can got these fan todo some have fliters good if you live in a dusty place. Some have timers so you can set when it runs. some mine turns off when it hits a certin temp and turn back on when it gets too hot. I love them. I have two windows across from each other I can get a nice cross draft going so nice.

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  • WaldoWaldo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Cool, thanks guys. Any recommendations for specific makers/models of window fan? I put the box fan on my windowsill for the meantime and it seems to work decently well, but I guess one fixed to the window would probably be better (if anything fits 23"ish width windows).

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  • ueanuean Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Th3thirdman has the answer. the window fan is the way to go. All other fans push around the air in your room, which is hot air. sure it feel better with a breeze, but what you want is the cool night air,and only a window fan will do the trick!

    Yeah, window fans are great, but I've always just stuck a box fan or table fan in the window and that works fine. No need for anything fancy.

    Best thing you can do is leave the lights off, shades drawn, and computer off. And live on the first floor on the north side.

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  • th3thirdmanth3thirdman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    holms is what I have

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  • Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    If you really want to cool off/ are having trouble falling asleep, you can make a pretty good approximation of air conditioning.

    Get a plastic bag of ice. Empty it into a shallow container big enough (Roasting pan or under the bed style Rubbermaid container) to hold all the soon to be melted ice. Might want a towel underneath in case you get condensation.

    Set your fan to blow air over the ice, and toward you.

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  • WaldoWaldo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    uean wrote: »
    Th3thirdman has the answer. the window fan is the way to go. All other fans push around the air in your room, which is hot air. sure it feel better with a breeze, but what you want is the cool night air,and only a window fan will do the trick!

    Yeah, window fans are great, but I've always just stuck a box fan or table fan in the window and that works fine. No need for anything fancy.

    Best thing you can do is leave the lights off, shades drawn, and computer off. And live on the first floor on the north side.

    Hah, I live on the third floor facing south. When I open my windows, I generally keep the curtains at least partially pushed open, but I guess I should stop doing that maybe. Also, I have the box fan in the window but it's kinda loud for my tastes (not sure I can fall asleep with it on very easily) and also somewhat precarious on the sill. I'd be open to a semi-fancy proper window fan, especially one that's quiet.

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  • ueanuean Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I guess I dont have the issue with the noise.

    I slept with a fan for so long for a few years that it got to the point that I couldn't sleep without it.

    I was using my Dad's 70's box fan that I swear had a meatgrinder spooling at 5,000RPM, but when that thing wasn't there all I could hear was the high pitched squeal of silence. Awful.

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