A heat wave can be challenging, especially if your house isn’t naturally cool. There are some easy ways to keep your house cool, even during the hottest of heatwaves.
Ways To Beat The Heat
Turn on the AC
The obvious way to cool down a stuffy home is to fit air conditioning. If you live in an area that regularly hits high temperatures, air-con can be a great investment to make your home more comfortable. Find the best price and buy a residential air conditioner online.
Close the curtains
Close the curtains. It might seem strange to close the curtains on a sunny day, but keeping them closed will actually keep the house much cooler. If you’re out at work all day, leave the curtains closed and come home to a cool house to relax in for the evening.
If you’re using fans around the house, put a dish of ice in front of them. As the ice melts, the fan will blow the cooler air around, bringing the overall temperature down. This is a great, budget alternative to air con or a good way to cool down spaces that get stuffy.
Dig the hot water bottle out of the cupboard, and fill it with cold water. Pop it in the freezer and you’ve got a ready-made ice pack to cool you down when you need it.
Cool down your sheets and pj’s
If you’re struggling to sleep at night due to the heat, pop your sheets or your pajamas into the freezer for a couple of minutes before bedtime. Put them in a plastic bag first to stop them getting damp or coming out smelling of food.
Cotton is much more breathable, which is a great way to stay cooler. Swap your bedding for cotton to keep cool at night, and wear cotton clothing.
Utilize the breeze
Hang a wet sheet in front of a window to help cool down the room. As the air moves through the water, it’ll cool down more, helping the room stay cool.
Cook cold meals
Swap the hot meals for cold ones. Say goodbye to the pot roast for the summer, and bring in more salads and other fresh, cold meals. You’ll feel better for it, and you won’t be heating up the kitchen by turning the oven on.
Turn off the electronics
Electronics give off heat, so if you’re really struggling with the heat at home, turn off electronic devices that you don’t need. Whether it’s leaving the TV off for the day or charging your phone in a room other than your bedroom overnight all add up. For big appliances like the dishwasher or washing machine, run them at night instead of during the day.
If sleeping is really impossible, remember that heat rises. Move your bedding onto the floor or to a downstairs room and sleep there.
In the evening, open all the windows to ventilate your house. You’ll succeed better at cooling this way when the air outside is cooler.
If your hands just seem to be stirring the hot air around, turn them around to face towards an open window. Instead of shoving more warm air at you, they’ll push the hot air out.
Hopefully, these tips will allow you to keep cool at home during the summer heatwave.