i am preparing for the coming very hot months

@hotsummer (13837)
Philippines
August 14, 2023 7:08am CST
there will be el nino early next year or maybe even before the end of this year. that's according to local news I'm thinking what are ways I can do to manage the heat inside the house. as it feels hot inside my house usually during dry season. we have one working aircon. i plan to add another one on the other bedroom. as the one we have now is old and doesn't work that well or get cold enough when the weather is like 30°C or higher. we can't add aircon to other parts of the house. they are much bigger in size. it'll consume too much electricity. that will be too expensive for us. so I'm searching and reading online. maybe i can come up with some ingenious ideas to bring more fresh air inside and to bring the hot air out. we havre one exhaust fan on the kitchen but that won't be enough.
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@sharonelton (26615)
• Lichfield, England
14 Aug
We've had hot months already! The heat has been horrendous!
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
14 Aug
indeed terrible. how do you cope up then with hot weather. do you use aircon a lot. or do you avoid going out as much as possible. as for us, staying inside the house is hotter, than staying in the veranda for example. where there is some wind blowing. but I expect during the dry season there won't be any wind blowing outside. so it'll be very hard
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@sharonelton (26615)
• Lichfield, England
15 Aug
@hotsummer We close the blinds to keep the sun out and we bring the fans in! We don't have aircon. I went out this morning to the shop, and it was very sunny, but it's not too hot at the moment.
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
23 Aug
yes using blinds are good to block the sun. . we used to have one that is of plastic . vinyl venetian blinds. hard to clean
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@AmbiePam (87741)
• United States
14 Aug
I wish you luck. My sister doesn’t run her air conditioner often, so when I visit her I get a wet, cool rag, and put it around my neck. I recently bought a small, stand alone handheld fan than I absolutely love, and it was cheap. You plug it in to charge, and you’re good to go for quite awhile.
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
14 Aug
using a wet towel would be a good idea. i also avoid using the AC too often to save money. . not too sure if I can do that though during extreme hot weather.
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