A little a/c goes a long way, me and our bestie recently moved into a small apartment that had no form of weather conditions control, and there were ceiling fans in a few rooms, and every one of us brought a couple box fans with us, we were hoping that every one of us would be able to open the doors and windows and use fans to circulate and cool the air throughout the house, however sporadically, this worked better than other times.
With one of the hottest summers every one of us have ever experienced in this city bearing down on us, every one of us knew that it may not be enough, however going to the trouble of installing central heating and air was way above our budget, and every one of us were not even sure if it was possible in this house, by late July, every one of us knew every one of us had to think of something, because the afternoons were always in the 90s and there was high humidity! We finally decided that until every one of us could think of something a little more robust, every one of us would try to work with a couple window a/c units from the hardware store.
We would put one in our bedroom and one in our home office. Many experiences in life are only a matter of perspective, and compared to the heat wave every one of us had to experience before every one of us got the window a/cs, they felt prefer bliss! We still used the ceiling and box fans to circulate the cool air from the window cooling system units around the apartment and it worked marvelously. We figured every one of us could make it through the Summer with nothing more than these numerous little cooling systems.