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It's starting to warm up....unfortunately the Central Air in my building doesn't get turned on until June 1 so May is very trying and with POTs (didn't have it last year)...well, I am sure it will be worse. And my workplace isn't that cold either (of course I get the office building that's not freezing...my friends complain about theirs!).

Do any of you have tips for coping with heat?

I'm already upset I probably won't be able to clean much in May (and what a thing to worry about...but it's the little things that do get to you).

Any little tips to help myself and others get through the heat would be appreciated!

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Hi,

Are you allowed to put your own AC in your own apartment?

Hello, Ernie,

The style of windows we have do not allow for a window unit. I have purchased a 'portable air unit' for the bedroom. It just arrived this week and my husband has to work on it. I hear they only work well in one room, with the door closed, so I am hoping I can use it at night.

I suppose if I get any complaints for this (I pay electricity) I can get a medical note from my doctor as she said I had to have air of some sort. I've never had to be overly concerned with air conditioning before...and now I do. It's hard adjusting to POTs.

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Hi,

We have some kind of portable AC here that are on wheels and have a tube that you put in the window. You can wheel them to a different room like the living room in the day and the bedroom at night. Or you can buy a bigger one that cools down a greater area.

I think 5,000 BTU is good for about 400 square feet and 12,000 BTU is good for an apartment.

I have a big house and I use 3 - 5,000 BTU and 1 - 12,000 BTU. The small ones are for the bedrooms and the big one is for the main floor.

It is a good idea to have a note from a doctor saying that you need the AC for health issues.

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Hi,

We have some kind of portable AC here that are on wheels and have a tube that you put in the window. You can wheel them to a different room like the living room in the day and the bedroom at night. Or you can buy a bigger one that cools down a greater area.

I think 5,000 BTU is good for about 400 square feet and 12,000 BTU is good for an apartment.

I have a big house and I use 3 - 5,000 BTU and 1 - 12,000 BTU. The small ones are for the bedrooms and the big one is for the main floor.

It is a good idea to have a note from a doctor saying that you need the AC for health issues.

Oh that's good to know! I'm hoping mine works well, then.

But yes, I think I will get that note on my next visit...she really thinks it is not a luxury but mandatory for my condition. She was rather insistent about keeping cool this summer.

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Cold fluids and popsicles help with the cooling down some. I also tend to walk around in very little clothing when I am in my dorm room alone. Just a couple of little tips that I can think of. Oh, I have this spray bottle with a fan powered by batteries that I use, not sure where it came from, but it's nice to spritz myself and fan myself a bit when I get too hot. I hope your ac thing works for you!

Meg

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