I’m currently looking for a new place to rent and I found a place I really like for a decent price. The only problem is its a top floor 顶楼 apartment. So I would like to know if anyone has any advice on how hot it can get and how much it costs to keep these places cool in summer.
The walls are brick, not metal like some rooftop places and they seem pretty thick. The sloped roof is made of metal sheets but there is also an additional layer of those sort of dropped ceiling square panels. Everyone I’ve spoken to has warned me about how hot it will get, but the AC seems to work pretty effectively. When I saw the room it was set on 22 and that’s how it felt. Don’t know how much it would cost to run an AC in a relatively poorly insulated room though. It’s a ten ping apartment. The agent also said it wouldn’t get that hot because it was only a third floor rooftop apartment so the taller buildings around it would keep it in the shade. That sounded a bit dubious to me though.