So, here’s the situation. My roommate and I live on the third floor of our apartment complex. As you walk into the building and begin to climb the stairs to the third floor you would notice a tremendous increase in temperature regardless of the weather. We have air conditioning but its not central air, and the wall unit only cools our living room if we’re lucky. We can’t have our own wall units in our bedrooms so we’re looking at other options. Portable air conditioners are expensive with the average ones being around $300-500. Air coolers/dehumidifiers are most likely our next best option but reviews on amazon.com seem to be mixed. Lastly, and most strangely, I was wondering if it would be at all possible to use a small wall AC in conjunction with a tote or something for water collection as a solution. I’m personally in favor of the last idea, but I have no idea of knowing if it’s a viable option. Wall AC units would be approximately the same cost as an air cooler however I don’t know if it would work. I know that AC condenses water and produces heat, but I’m wondering if it would be able to cool both the ambient air and the heat with it produces itself. I would only be using it for around 8-10 hours a day. If that wouldn’t work at all, what are your opinions of air coolers or maybe someone could recommend an economic portable air conditioner.