Energy Diary

Right under the sun

22nd District, Budapest, Hungary • Gergely Neményi, 27, and Kinga Farkas, 23.

As a young couple just starting their life together, Gergő and Kinga bought this rather small attic apartment in 2015. They chose it partly for the price and partly because they both work nearby.

They began to renovate, but ran short of money before they could buy an air-conditioning unit. Now that summer has arrived, their living area just under the roof heats up quickly—often reaching 30ºC to 34ºC.

By August, they worry it will be as hot inside as outside, more like 35ºC to 40ºC.

© Janos Kummer

© Janos Kummer

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