Open doors invite conversation and community. Closed doors don’t. But here’s a way to build community and keep cool this summer.
This summer, I’m anticipating our little apartment turning into a sauna. Our apartment won’t be the only one in the building like this. So how do we avoid baking like turkeys in an oven? We could buy fans and leave them running day and night, running up the electric bills. Or we could go out and buy (go consumerism!) a fancy air conditioning machine and deal with the heat LA style. Or we could just suck it up and recognize in the summer, its supposed to be hot.
Well, how about secret door number four (pun intended). Open up your doors and bang on the doors of your neighbours and see if they will open there’s when they are around. Suddenly a jet of air flows through the building. Suddenly you have an apartment of open doors (infinitely more neighbourly). You’ve also got the cool and warm air are moving through the building, sans electricity. You’re using physics as your own personal air conditioner. Go physics!