5 SIMPLE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE COOL IN SUMMER

From extra hours of sunlight to Christmas and the return of mangoes, there’s no denying that summer in the best time of the year. In fact, the only real drawback is the tendency for your home to go from comfortable-living-space to basically-living-in-an-oven once the temperature rises.
Don’t have an air-conditioning unit to save the day? Here we look at five simple (low-tech) ways to help keep your house cool during summer.
Ways to Keep Your House Cool
Choose cotton
Cotton sheets are durable, breathable and lightweight. The weave of the fabric actually allows cool air to pass through, which means you should be able to say goodbye to those horrid night sweats. As a side note, cotton underwear and nightwear is your best bet for sleeping too… unless of course you like to go au-naturel, which many studies have actually found to be optimum for your health.
Lights out
You know that electricity produces heat, but have you ever thought about what effect that may have on the temperature in your home? Depending on the type of bulb, it could actually be significant. Switch to energy efficient bulbs and always turn off the lights when you leave a room.
Keep doors inside open
In winter, we tend to close ourselves into individual rooms in the house in an effort to keep the heat in. So it makes sense to do the opposite of that during summer, right? Open up all the doors inside your home and let the air flow freely through your entire house!
Ways to Keep Your House Cool
Floor fan
Fans are a simple and effective way to move air around your home, but installing a ceiling fan isn’t always an option – particularly if you’re renting. Thankfully, floor fans have come a long way over the past few years. From simple pedestal fans through to the sleek and stylish Dyson tower fans, there’s something to match your style and your budget.
Blinds down during the day/windows open at night
When sunlight and heat enter your house via the windows they get trapped, resulting in stifling hot temperatures by early evening. Come home to a significantly cooler space simply by closing the blinds while you’re at work. When you get home, throw open the windows and let the fresh air flow through.
They may not sound like much, but trust us; implement a few of these simple ways to keep your house cool and you’ll be feeling more comfortable in no time.


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