My first year of college has finally ended, and I will be moving from a suite style room to a single room, both student dorming.
My room will have temperature control, however it will be restricted from 65 - 75 (I believe) Fahrenheit (18 - 24 Celsius). I understand that moving the set temperature closer to the outside temperature can help save energy... but will it?
I have so many questions, but I'll just ask one very broad question: What is the best, most eco-friendly way to cool my windowless dormroom?
- Setting my room to the outside temperature might increase the activity of neighboring room thermostats, who are trying to bring it down to a 'comfortable' temperature.
- If I used a fan, I'd need to use it fairly often. It can get to >100 F (>36 C) easily where I live, in the summer, and easily <40F (<4 C) in the winter.
- I can't open my window. I have a south-facing window, but it is of a modern type that cannot open (not only south facing but also facing a building, so not much sun at all).
Right now I'm thinking the answer is an energy efficient fan, but perhaps there is some evaporation system that I could use?
I've already read How to keep a small room cool using wet curtains?, but I don't think it answers my question.