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Old 07-18-16, 01:14 AM   #1
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how to keep room cooler that faces the sun

I need a 5000 btu unit if I go by room size but even a new 6000 cant keep it under 70.wil windows tint work? or do you have nay other ideas
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First step, insulate the ceiling, second step. insulate the walls, 3rd, window treatments, maybe an awning.

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I've closed off a back sliding door with sheet insulation covered with plastic and covered that with the vertical blinds that I had planned to use there before making a temporary bedroom of the room.

In other words shutting off the windows. You might want them open now and then though. I have a window on the other side of that room where the house is narrow.
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Low E Window Film | Energy Saving Window Film

Low e window film can stop about half the heat getting through the windows, and it's cheap and easy to install.
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Plant tall plants outside, and insulate the room well.
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have to be very tall I'm on second floor .its weird I wonder if I should of got a bigger unit room is right at 150 square feet maybe a tad less but windows are huge and right in sun.
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Low E Window Film | Energy Saving Window Film

Low e window film can stop about half the heat getting through the windows, and it's cheap and easy to install.
Yep, it's on all of our West facing windows w/ Solar Screens, good interior blinds as well as strategic plantings.
All worth doing even though the home is built to Energy Star standards.

We've been here before the United States existed and have evolved with design/technology to provide a comfortable/affordable living space for the environment we live in.

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waterfall - swamp cooler?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaporative_cooler
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As someone mentioned, insulation and an awning is the absolute best. Anything else is a compromise -- even that metallic heat-reflecting stuff in the window.
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I need a 5000 btu unit if I go by room size but even a new 6000 cant keep it under 70.wil windows tint work? or do you have nay other ideas
Double pane glass makes a big difference. We replace most of the windows in our house and our kitchen that faces the afternoon sun become the same temperature as the rest of the house.

Good quality ceramic window tint will drop heat transfer also.
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Window treatment -- blackout curtains which are white on the side facing the window.

If the temp drops at night to comfortable range, open the windows at night and close them up in the AM.
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+1 curtains make a HUGE difference, cheapest 1st step, then look at other solutions.
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have to be very tall I'm on second floor .its weird I wonder if I should of got a bigger unit room is right at 150 square feet maybe a tad less but windows are huge and right in sun.
Italian cypress. Thing is... even covering the windows is only a partial solution... as the walls,will get hot and radiate into the inside.

An awning can help. If you have a way to rig a bamboo shade, that will help.
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How come you need to keep it under 70? Pet penguins?
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How come you need to keep it under 70? Pet penguins?
That's what I was wondering. If my house is under 75 it feels like an ice box.

I have been gradually getting the family accustomed to a higher set temperature. Every few weeks I have been raising the temp during the day. We have a new digital thermostat. Next week I will be raising it to 78. So far nobody has noticed. Of course since its been in the high 90s the past few weeks, anything under 80 is a relief.
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How come you need to keep it under 70? Pet penguins?
I hate being hot
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That's my problem too. Women throwing themselves at me all the time. So annoying. KEEP YOUR CLOTHES ON HUSSIES
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That's my problem too. Women throwing themselves at me all the time. So annoying. KEEP YOUR CLOTHES ON HUSSIES
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That's my problem too. Women throwing themselves at me all the time. So annoying. KEEP YOUR CLOTHES ON HUSSIES
Somewhat related... take off your pants and socks when you get home. Ceiling fans also work wonders.
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its at 67 f now. and 90 outside
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I keep my A/C at 82F, 80F after 8pm. I mostly creep around the house in my boxers.
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I keep my A/C at 82F, 80F after 8pm. I mostly creep around the house in my boxers.
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Must be an acclamation thing in the south and south-west. DTE, our gas and electric provider, recommends a summer thermostat setting of 78. Yeah, right.
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