Imo, I think your best bet is a window AC to cool the room. My conclusion with this machine is that the room has to be cold, otherwise the heat inside causes the body to sweat, exponentially increasing the moisture inside. The air dryer is doing it’s job; it’s just that our bodies are creating the moisture from heat displacement. And the only air that comes out of the chamber is the very little that escapes the regulator valves. It would be cool is the air got recycled back into to the air dryer but it’s only for the compressor.Do they really make much difference? Bucket of ice seems like additional complication- just getting in and out of the chamber is time consuming on a busy day.
But I am getting used to it. We are in the midst of heatwave - I am managing 40 minutes and that is good enough for the intense heat period.
I’ve had a couple of days where it appears that my sweat becomes atomized (maybe by the pressure of the chamber) and I can see the moisture in the air like steam in a shower. It is not a pleasant experience. Haha. So I’ve decided that I will only use the chamber in the mornings and evenings when the sun is gone during the summer. During the winter, this machine is super cozy and warm.