My friend Jason moved into his first apartment a little over a week ago. He's very excited about the prospect of living on his own for the first time, even if it means that he's going to have to do his own dishes.
All of the rooms in the apartment are very nice and well-ventilated, but the space has one quirk: the living room is located in the center of the apartment, and has no windows at all.
When they were apartment hunting, Jason and his roommates didn't think that this would be an issue, but now that they have moved in, they're noticing that this room usually feels stuffy because there is really no airflow.
I went over with a housewarming gift this weekend, and it wasn't long before I got uncomfortable because of the stale air. I ended up spending just a little while at the apartment because the room was simply too hot, and there was no hope of a breeze.
On Monday, Jason asked if I was mad at him because I had left so abruptly the day before. I told him the truth: that his living room was just too hot, and I didn't want to stay there for any longer. He told me that he and his roommates had noticed this problem as well, and that they weren't sure what to do about the stationary air in the room.
They had tried putting electric fans on the floor, but those seemed to do little to make the living room more bearable. That's when I suggested that he use an oscillating pedestal fan. This appliance can move quite a lot of air because it is high enough off the ground to make almost any room more comfortable.
Jason liked my suggestion so much that he went out and bought one of these fans that night. Now his living room is the comfortable hang out spot that he and his roommates hoped it would be.