The sun is hot
This is coming up so early cause the last 3 days the weather has been seriously fucked up in Eastern Canada. Normal temperature this time of year probably 10' celsius (50 F) and last three days it has been like 20-25' celsius (68-77 F). Gets to about 30-35 C (86-95 F) in apartment
And like fuck obviously our air conditioner isn't put out yet and its just gunna get cold again tomorrow probably.
But here is the real question, cause our apartment gets warm with full blast air conditioning anyways. What can I do to help keep the apartment cool? Lemme give ya some insight to the apartment, its a bachelor, where one whole fucking wall is a bunch of windows, like floor to ceiling pure window wall. Its old so the insulation sucks dick. Also we are on the top floor, and we are on the side of the apartment where the Sun always is. FUCK.
Like a shittier version of this
This is what I have been trying.
-Keeping everything off during day.
-Dont use lights
-Dont use oven or stove EVER.
-Keep window closed until after sun goes down open at night, and fan on all day.
-I have some heavy drapes that cover the main light windows, while some shitty curtains to cover the 2 tinted windows. (Cant cover whole wall with drapes that shit is expensive and so much window space)
But recently I was thinking hey what the fuck could I do to keep it cooler in here and it be cheap?
Here was my initial thought
-re-enforce keeping sunlight out by covering windows with white (cause white reflects im smart like that) bristol board.
Then that evolved into this:
-do above but put aluminum foil on bristol board so it reflects harder, but then I thought shit, cars driving by will get in accidents and that shit might catch on fire.
Then I thought about this:
Buying sheets of styrofoam to cover windows.
Some questions: Will this melt/catch fire in direct sunlight? Should I cover outer part with bristol board so it is less likely to happen? Will this overall help keeping the heat out of the apartment/keeping the airconditioning in?
Alright guys, I need help let me know and give me any other cheap alternative ideas if ya got em.
EDIT* Added pictures so you would read it.
TL DR; Will put stryofoam over windows help keep hot air out/cool air in? Is it safe? What are cheap ways to keep apartment cool?