Summer in India means about 5 months (April to August) of something like 35+ degrees C in the sun, and the shade is not much cooler. Even in Our so called Winter, from about November to February, the day sun would clock that.
Those who live in houses with Tile Roofing, like me, just get Slowly Roasted.
I always used to have a Hard time during summers. …Can’t afford ACs! Too expensive to buy and to run (electricity bills!). Air Coolers, which I had tried, last just about 2 or 3 years. Then its Innards Rust, and You just have to throw it away. And these cost 7 to 9 thousand!
I had seen over the net, how people would hang wet towels and things on trowels, and let the air pass over it. My problem? Space! My room measures some 15 feet by 10 feet, (some 5 metres by 3).
I used to keep the Floor of my room Wet, which I found, needs 3 Refillings of my 750 litre water tank, a day! Too wasteful, and not very effective, either.
That is the Water on the floor, my Dear Folks!
Then I have switched to this:
That is the Curtain of my WC, on which I have arranged a slow dripping of water, with a fan behind it. Hey Presto! My own Homemade Air cooler!
And now the temperature inside my room is:
Yes, 30.5 degrees. The Humidity level is 81%, which does not bother me [ But it Does bother my Computer and its Kin! 😦 ]. And all this at 1:30 PM, while the temperature outside is easily a goodly 7 degrees higher, reaching 45 degrees at times!
Oh, Well, Small work! Because, as You see, as my Mom had photographed me, I am Simply a Genius! …I sent my Modesty to the Market to write that last sentence! 🙂
My Floor is Still Wet, which also I do not mind. So if YOU would not mind all those Wet floors and Humidity, etc, You are Welcome to try this! 🙂