So, I'm posting this here, because I know all of my fellow geeks here have to deal (or have had to deal at some point) with the same problem, and I was curious what the solutions were.
Hot weather, hot computer, hot television, hot gaming console... how do you keep cool? We have a small apartment, and there is a wall unit air conditioner out in the living room. Of course, both bedrooms are a sharp angle around the corner, and it just doesn't reach them at all, meaning we have a fantastically cool living room and blazing bedrooms. Fans and open doors help to "share the wealth," but it's just not good enough, not to mention it makes privacy impossible. With a particularly nosy roommate like mine, I want options. (God, I miss the central air in the house.)
I have one window, vertical sliding, and removing the screen isn't allowed, so another wall unit is out of the question. I was thinking of a portable air conditioner (not an air cooler, as I understand that they don't work so well in more humid areas like here in Wisconsin), but I haven't the foggiest idea where to start. Customer reviews don't really have a majority landslide on any one product, so I'm gonna throw it out to my peers.
Do any of you have experience with portable units? Are there other methods that I'm not considering?