Originally Posted by wws341234
Well our house just went through a power outtage 2 days ago, and my frd's house has been out in Rosemead from yesterday until now. With the heat wave ,the power crisis (I think we're still in stage I, correct me if i'm wrong), and rolling blackouts forcast in the near future. I've decided to do something about it and bought an evaporative fan (since my a/c sucks anyways). These things are like fans w/ cold water, so it can supposed to lower your room temperature from 12 to 15 degrees F. with a power consumption equivalent to a light bulb. Hopefully this would help.
I see that you're in L.A. Where did you pick one of these things up? Everywhere I've gone, fans of any kind have been sold out. I go to Home Depot, Target, Lowes, etc... nothing. Luckily, there hasn't been any blackouts in my area (I'm in the south bay), but I was looking for some alternatives to a portable AC unit. Also, how much is a portable evaporative unit? I've got 4 fans going in my apt at once sometimes. It really is ridiculous.