This summer we have witnessed an incredible increase in the level of humidity which can also be felt during the night. Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep temperatures comfortable in children s bedrooms. My 6 year old has started waking up in the middle of the night, feeling very thirsty.

I close the curtains during the day to keep out direct sunshine, and open the windows early in the morning and during the late afternoon(to avoid the intense heat, any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

asked 21 Aug '10, 08:23

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We use fans to move air around the house. When you go to bed, you could open the doors to your kids rooms and set up fans in the doorways. Just making the air move around can help it feel cooler.

And a dehumidifier might also help make things more comfortable when it is very humid.

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answered 21 Aug '10, 13:57

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Good idea about fans. I will try it and see if that makes a difference.

(22 Aug '10, 17:46) Emi

One tip regarding curtains: Don't use curtains on the inside if you can. Get a roller blind on the outside. With a curtain, the sun will still warm the air between the curtain and the window, which is not possible, if you have a roller blind on the outside.

If you can't/don't want to use an air conditioner (one that can just filter humidity from the air), at least here in Germany there are products which filter water from the air without requiring electricity :) Some granulate material which filters the water from the air. We were using that in the basement, because it was so wet.

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answered 21 Aug '10, 13:04

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Thank you for the great tip about curtains, we live in an old building so we can't have roller blinds on the outside :( I think I need to look into the humidifiers and even the possibility of an A/C, though I am against the idea of having an A/C in her room.

(22 Aug '10, 17:44) Emi
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