Air conditioning

It’s been extremely hot and humid here in Hawaii with the temperature in the high 80s.  It’s not the heat that is so bad, but it’s the humidity.  Thank goodness we have air conditioning.  But, we do have a problem with the distribution of cold air in our living room and family room.  The two rooms are connected.

This is our family room.  Note the ceiling fan above and the air conditioner on the left side of the room.  The dining area on the right gets very little cold air and can be quite hot when we are dining there.  We might add a small air conditioner next to the drapes to cool this area.  Or we might increase the BTU of the left air conditioner:

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This is the air conditioner above the computer in the living room, which is next to the family room.  The air conditioner in this room tends to turn off for long periods of time, because the air conditioner in the other room dominates the entire area:

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So, inefficient distribution of cold air is an ongoing problem for us.  We might call someone for expert advice.

8 Responses to “Air conditioning”

  1. Olga Says:

    I do not even bother with an air conditioner in Vermont. I do have to leave the AC running through the summer in my Florida home. Otherwise the mold would take over. I pay a neighbor to check on it every week.

  2. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    We have almost the same 2 room setup in our house, except one side is very old without proper walls to mount a split unit air conditioner.

    I use vornado fans by the cold air flow and face them toward the section of the rooms that do not get the air flow of cold air. I like the floor standing model of vornado but I also use the smaller desk size one to help direct the cold air. It may take a bit of playing around with what works where and in what direction.

  3. Christine Says:

    We have central air in a lot of homes in Canada, it’s the same system that heats the house in winter

  4. Linda Reeder Says:

    We have central air too, but with a two story house, the air conditioning is not effective upstairs where the bedrooms are. We seldom use the AC. We did have it on in the evening yesterday when the outside temps got to 98. The AC is set at 75. At night we open up all the windows upstairs and use box fans in the windows. It cools off here at night, getting down into the low 60’s. Nature’s air conditioning.

  5. Cathy Says:

    Maybe a couple of pedestal fans might help direct some cool air towards the dining area. Or maybe eat where it is cooler and you are more comfortable.

  6. DJan Says:

    I don’t need air conditioning in Bellingham very often. Window fans usually do the trick. Last night I had to turn the fan off because it got too cold. 🙂

  7. DeniseinVA Says:

    I hope you find a solution. We wouldn’t have ours on if it wasn’t for the humidity. I much prefer ceiling fans and open windows.

  8. Tom Sightings Says:

    That’s one reason I hate air conditioning — you’re hot one minute, freezing the next. I much prefer an open window … unless it gets above 90 in which case I change my tune real fast.

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