Cool Down in Silence: Put Fan in another Room
It’s Summer, it’s hot, and you’re in a cabin or house that doesn’t have air conditioning. Or, if it does have air, you want to save pennies by just using a personal fan. The general tendency is to put a fan near your bed or desk, then turn it to face you directly. More into the night, you get a little chilly. When in bed, people tend to cover themselves to not let the air hit them directly. Then, you’re wasting electricity, not letting the fan do its proper work.
There’s a better, quieter way: If possible put your office or bedroom on the side of the house away from the sun. In the northern hemisphere, that would be on the north side of the house. Or, put trees outside your window if on the south side. Next, put a fan in another room, pointing toward an open window. I’ve done this with an oscillating fan, with the oscillator button turned off. Close all outside doors and windows, but leave open the window in the room to be cooled. Close all the inside doors except for those that will allow air movement from your office or bedroom to the fan. The fan will blow the hot air outside, and will suck cool air into your office or bedroom through the open window in that room. The cool air from outside feels more natural, and is more pleasant and refreshing to the body.
I’ve also used a square-frame fan, like the one pictured at the top of this article. Directing air to the outside, with the window closed above it, it will serve to cool two or more rooms on the other side of the house. In addition, as this type of fan is more noisy, you will hardly hear anything in the room being cooled. At bedtime, this experience is very soothing and it’s easier to fall asleep.