Whistling past the graveyard is not the best policy. They will get around to you eventually if they haven’t already.
When I was a kid we didn’t have air conditioning in the drafty wooden house we lived in. This was about 1980. We did have a water cooler in the living room window that we used sparingly- and it certainly wouldn’t cool the whole house.
The enclosed back porch with screens for windows and a leaky roof was often mine and my brothers room.
Today, it’d be called child abuse. lol