Summer is finally here! And so too is the hot weather. The sleepless nights tossing and turning in the heat, the purchasing of fans and ice lollies; it can be hard work keeping cool at home without air conditioning. Luckily for you, we’ve some great tips below.
Air con is a must in many parts of society today, such as workplaces, gyms, educational institutions, however, not many of us here in the UK have this in our homes, and so each year we have the struggle of trying to keep cool as the sun beams through our windows and the temperature remains higher throughout the night.
So, how can you keep cool at home?
Close those blinds: Yep, such a simple hack, but such a great one at the same time! Closing blinds blocks out the sun and prevents your home from turning into more of a greenhouse during the summer months.
Change that bedding: It’s time to remove those flannel sheets and Teddy Bear throws from your bed, and instead put on some good old cotton sheets. Cotton is a much cooler material that doesn’t hold heat like flannel/fleece does and therefore helps you keep cooler whilst you sleep.
Let the night air in: Though temperatures may remain high during the night, they are usually considerably lower than they are throughout the day. Open your bedroom window on a night and let the cooler air flow through the room.
Use fans strategically: Position a mixing bowl filled with ice just at an angle in front of your fan to create the ultimate sea-breeze feeling! The air will pick up the chill of the ice as it circulates, leaving you feeling lovely and cool.
Cool yourself down: Sip cold drinks, wear summer night clothes and apply cold cloths to key temperature control areas such as your forehead, neck, and wrists. Taking cooler showers during the summer is also a great way to turn down your body temperature.
These are just a few tips to get you and your home cooler during the summer months. Remember, if you are in need of some great air conditioning installing then we are here to help! Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and find out more – firstname.lastname@example.org