Beating the Heat at Home This Summer

Whether you live in a warm climate or a hot climate, you can cool down your home in many ways. Regardless of whether you have central air conditioning, these tips will keep you comfortable all summer long.

Home interiors get hotter when temperatures rise outside. The heat of a room can be suffocating and can result in sleepless nights. An air conditioning system for the entire house may sound appealing but isn’t always an option. In order to cool down a room quickly, you need faster, cheaper cooling solutions.

Fortunately, there are a number of handy and easy cooling methods, such as reversing your ceiling fan and using curtains during the day.

DIY Air Conditioning

The DIY version might be a good solution for those who don’t own an air conditioner, those who own a broken air conditioner, or those who simply want to supplement the hardworking air conditioner they currently own. By placing a bowl of ice beneath a table fan, you can create a strong wind by blowing the cool, evaporated air up. Evaporating water cools the air that blows in from the outside.

Avoid Appliances

If you can, avoid using any large appliances during the hottest part of the day. Especially your oven, washer and dryer, dishwashers, and computers. All of these generate heat. Want to make some lunch? Consider a cold sandwich or salad instead of pre-heating the oven or using the stove.

Water is Your Friend

A little water can do wonders for your body when it comes to cooling it down. You can lower your body temperature by taking a cold shower and staying hydrated. Your body’s temperature-sensitive parts can be cooled with just a spritz of water or ice. Your never too old for a run through the sprinkler outside either.

Stay Hydrated

All in all, the summer heat is perfect for enjoying cold or frozen foods like ice cream, popsicles, and snow cones, as well as drinking cold drinks such as iced coffee. In combination with these cooling hacks, these won’t necessarily cool your home, but you will definitely feel cooler.


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