I live in Texas, where summer days are routinely over 100F. I have a few fans that I bought without research and they are OK, but I'm investigating investment quality fans or other alternative cooling methods. My main complaint with the big fan I have now is that it is very noisy (to the point where my wife and I have to yell over it when in different rooms).
The fans are working for now, but when the the temperature rises I'm going to need something active. I saw a few units on Amazon that evaporate water to reduce temperature in ambient air by up to 12F, but could I get anything that uses the same process as a heavy-duty AC unit for 1 room? Or do I need a license or something to get freon?
I currently live in an apartment and plan to for the foreseeable future, so I'm looking for small-scale portable solutions (can't build a water pod or anything). I also live on the 3rd floor, while the AC unit is on the ground, so I wonder if that detracts from the units efficiency.
Let me know of any ideas you have!