I live in an apartment building, on the second floor. Now that it is nice outside, I have noticed a very frustrating problem - when windows are open, I frequently smell cigarette smoke in our apartment.
Looking at the patio of the downstairs neighbor below makes it clear where this is coming from.
This smell bothers my allergies fairly significantly, ignoring any health effects.
The apartment has very poor circulation of air so in the summer, leaving the windows open is desirable. The windows face west, so it becomes very warm in the afternoon sun without cooling.
It would be absolutely wonderful to find a way to avoid having to shut them all summer. The door faces into the building, but there is a window in the common space so I could pull air through our apartment on days wind blows that way. Some of the options which I have thought about:
- Try to find out which apartment they are and talk with them (not sure what I'd say though - there aren't really good places to smoke nearby)
- Running the AC all summer (this would be expensive.. and feel lame when it's only 75°F (23.8°C) outside)
- Trying to run the furnace fan to circulate air out somehow(?)
- Talk with property manager (this is a bad idea I think...)
Are there other options I'm missing here?