Summer heat in an old house... Answered
I am trying to find a new home but until then I am stuck in a '*§%& of a house that feels more like an oven.
Problem is old age and a landlord who prefers unqualified DIY jobs rather than getting it done properly.
I already wasted a lot of money on foam tape to at least prevent the wind from blowing through all doors and windows but the "aircon" is what kills me right now.
The house is fitted with an evaporative cooler, which would be perfectly fine in a desert area but not around here with humidity levels usually between 50 and 65%, much higher when it rains on a hot day.
My current choice is to sleep at around 34°C in my bedroom or to turn the cooler on to get down to 30°C but everything will be "wet" the next morning.
Needless to say the system never had a clean or service done and the landlord is not going to change that as it is not a legal requirement here.
Now I am seriously considering to waste more money and to get polystyrene boards to cover the windows that are fitted with just 3mm single pane glass.
Was anyone ever desperate enough to such a silly thing and give some insight on how much of a temp difference was achieved?
Any better or cheaper options out there apart from buying a portable aircon?