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I have 2 window air conditioners in my house. None of them seem to have a setting to bring in (a little bit of?) fresh air. When we cook, the house becomes a bit smokey. Also, the vapors of freshly cut onion can can be felt even in the rooms adjacent to the kitchen. On cool days, I open the windows and place a fan near a window to drive out air from the house (and get in fresh air from other windows). But what is the best solution on hot&humid days when turning off the AC and using the above method is not an option?

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Do you have a hood vent? Ideally you'd have a hood vent that vents to the outside. Barring that, you could use a recirculating hood vent. Otherwise, on hot and humid days, maybe consider salads. –  DA01 Jun 29 at 21:40
    
Thanks @DA01 I have a recirculating hood vent. That doesn't seems to help much. Perhaps I need to change the filters. –  Abhishek Jun 29 at 23:25
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@abishek you might be able to find replacement filters that use charcoal inserts. That might help with the filtering. –  DA01 Jun 29 at 23:29

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