It doesn't cool down at night — the heat seems to get trapped inside, no matter how many windows or doors we open. It doesn't seem to make a difference if we close all windows and blinds during the day or keep them open. I know that the other apartments in the block do not get as hot as ours, as none of them are so constantly in the sun. We have fans set up around the place, but they just end up blowing hot air around. It is a rental property, and we are not allowed to do much to change the place:
The room that heats up the least is the room that only has one wall that gets hit by the sun (the rest have two walls under the sun all day). I was considering writing to our landlord to ask for permission to hang up some heavy curtains and proper blinds, but I'm not even sure if that will help, or if it is just the bricks heating up throughout the day.
Is it worth investing the money and effort in getting approval for curtains and blinds, or is there something else that might be more effective in this situation? Maybe I should just spend the money on a small air-conditioning unit? My boyfriend has started sleeping outside in a hammock, while I am not sleeping much at all, and my kitten is constantly panting! There has to be something I can do.. Please give me any ideas or suggestions!
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