• Is it cooler downstairs? Perhaps try your exhaust fan plus one to push the cooler air upstairs.
    • Kelly Anne Campbell
      It is cooler downstairs. So put a fan blowing out in my bedroom window, turn a/c on in spare room, and aim a floor fan up the stairs? I'll try anything after the sleep I got last night haha.
  • maybe you can get a different kind of air conditioning
  • What for?
  • Putting a fan to draw air out is counterproductive to your ac. Not only is it cooling but it's also working as a dehumidifier. Any air opening to the outside is wasting your air. I'd suggest you rearrange your bedroom so it can accommodate your ac. If you refuse that option and only have one fan aim it to blow on you! If you want to try to push the remote ac air to your room put it in the doorway to your bedroom drawing air in preferably aimed at you. And nix the covers and clothes! Another option would be to sleep in the spare room.
  • Go with the window fan to circulate air.
  • You can try a bunch of things that may or may not help varying amounts, but why bother wasting your time when you already know the proper solution to the problem?!
  • Lowe's, Home Depot, & Amazon sell portable room a/c's that you can roll into your room at night to keep just your room cool. The problem you may be having is that the a/c in the other room isn't strong enough to cool all the area you expect it to cool, so nothing will help. Some of the portable a/c's have a hose that needs to feed to outside via your window & others don't. You have more control over which direction the cold air blows & many come with a remote so you can control it without getting out of bed.You might consider replacing the insulation in your attic to something thicker that will assist in keeping the worse of the heat out during the day. I sleep with a table top fan on my nightstand which isn't perfect but does help. The other thing that you can do is place the fan on your nightstand & put a bowl of ice behind it. A 10 lb bag of ice will last most of the night. he fan will pull the cooler air from the ice & blow it directly on you. Not as good as an a/c but still better than nothing. If you try the ice method, put a towel or something under it as the bowl might sweat & leave a puddle on the nightstand or it might not depending on the humidity level.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Cool idea. If you live in a dry climate, melting ice or evaporating water can help, but if the humidity is above 60ish%, the added water content in the air will just make the room more uncomfortable. It's worth noting, as well, that any portable AC without a heat rejection "hose" will do the same thing as the water trick, so, if one doesn't work, the other will certainly not work either. There is no way to "create" cold. Heat always moves from one place to another (and always toward the thing with the lowest temperature), so the "hose" you mentioned is a necessity, as the AC pulls heat out of the room and rejects it through the hose to outdoors. If the has no such connection, the heat has to go somewhere else, so it ultimately just goes back into the room, which just makes things more uncomfortable in the long run.
    • Majik-1
      I live where 80% humidity is considered comfortable & I've used the ice to cool off with. It won't cool the whole floor. If used at night when going to bed, I have the fan blowing directly across my bed & it does help give me a little relief. I haven't tried the portable a/c as I've been fortunate enough to not need it since they started manufacturing them. There was no indication of location nor a complete description of the top floor. If the window a/c won't keep it cool, then not much will without central air. I was giving ideas on how to get temporary relief until the weather begins to cool off. Closing the bedroom door might help a little bit because the hallway is distributing a lot of the cool air that comes from anything including the window a/c.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      I guarantee that ice won't help you if the humidity overnight is 80%. I can prove it if you let me use a little math and physics. Okay, so the smallest window AC is 5000 BTU, which is 1465 W. One watt is 1 J/s. So, 1465 W is 42 192 kJ for 8 hours of sleep. Ice absorbs 334 J/g of heat as it melts. 42 192 kJ / 334 J/g = 126 kg of ice (about 285 pounds). So, unless you have a few hundred pounds of ice on hand every night, it's not going to be as effective as moving the AC into the proper room, and that's the best case scenario...

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