Air conditioning in the laundry

My lake house is very small, but it doesn’t bother me to be limited in my space. I live alone, so it is just enough area for me. There is a reasonable amount of storage in the attic anyway, so it’s not that  small. It also has attractive up-to-date appliances, including a dishwasher, fridge, and oven. I am even fortunate enough to have a washer and dryer in my lake house, since most people in my town just go to the laundromat. I have grown to particularly like my little place, as I have grown quite comfortable. The only thing I don’t appreciate about my lake house is the ventilation. Oh man, the ventilation is a serious problem in this house! Every single time I use my dryer, my lake house gets so hot that I have to open all the windows. It is practically unbearable! The lake house is poorly ventilated, so there is no where for the hot air to escape. When the dryer is running, the hot air exhausted from the machine escapes and circulates into my small house, which quickly raises the temperature! As you can imagine, my lake house turns into a steam room within half an hour of using the dryer. I turn off the heat and turn the cooling system on whenever I have to do a load. Ridiculous as it sounds, I still will use the dryer heat to warm my house, even though it’s freezing outside. I have also tried to time my laundry around the time that I am leaving my house to head to work in town. Usually, the lake house cools down by the time I return home, but I can’t always count on this option. It has been a struggle to find the best way to time my laundry days. I know it could be worse, and I could have to rely on the laundromat like everyone else, but this is incredibly uncomfortable! I think I’ll start a project to build an addition to the house, and I’ll keep the washer and dryer in there.

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