I live in a two bedroom house and my room only has one window. The wall adjacent to the door on the left has the single window. Next to the window is a bathroom. The room overlooks the front of the house in a apartment style building, so outside the window there is the hallway which is open and gets plenty of air. My room has a ceiling fan.
It's really hot in Bangalore right now at 38 degree Celsius and nights are unbearable due to hot air circulating inside the room itself (due to the ceiling fan). I turn up the ceiling fan and it makes a lot of noise. I have my bed facing the window.
I am considering buying a tower fan and keeping the fan facing towards my bed (with its back facing towards the window).
Here is a picture of the type of fan I mean:
Am I doing the cross ventilation concept correct?
P.S: A few constraints are:
- The diagram is not really accurate in the sense, my door opens inwards and so when it is fully open it covers half the window. As a hack i have to put something behind the door (at the floor level) such that the door only opens half way. I cannot remove the door because our landlord is adamant about it (reasons about upsetting vaastu - an indian variant of feng shui).
- I cannot leave the window open at night because of incidents of a stray cat getting in to the house.