Keeping a room cool in the summer can be difficult. It can be downright uncomfortable when you’re sitting in a hot room with no way of cooling down. If this room is also your bedroom, it may be impossible to get a good night’s rest.
Bringing the temperature down at home can be a huge relief when you come in from spending time in the sun. So, how do you do it? Take a look at the best ways to keep your home cool when temperatures soar.
Close The Blinds And Curtains
Your rooms need to be protected from the sun. The more light that is allowed into your rooms, the hotter they will become. Keep your windows closed until the hottest part of the day has passed so hot air doesn’t gain access to your room.
Close the curtains throughout the day if you can. Many people don’t like to close curtains because it can make the room too dark. In this instance, using roman blinds is ideal. When they’re closed, you’ll still gain some light but they’re enough to stop the heat from entering.
Invest In a Fan
A fan will come in handy every year so it can help to view it as an investment rather than an expense. There are different kinds of fans and everyone has a different preference. For instance, you may prefer a ceiling fan that you can keep on overnight as you sleep.
Dyson fans are becoming ever more popular because they act as a cooler in the summer and a heater in the winter. If you’ve got a basic fan and it isn’t doing enough, try freezing a bottle of water and putting it in front of your fan when it’s in use.
Open The Attic
Heat rises so opening your attic door is a great way to direct the heat into a room that isn’t in use. If you open the attic door, the heat will rise into your attic which will work to keep your other rooms cooler. It may not be convenient to keep your attic open all day but a few hours during the hottest part of the day should suffice.
Hang Damp Sheets
It may sound like a dramatic way to solve the problem but it works. Dampen a few bed sheets with cold water and hang them in the doorways of the rooms you want to cool down. As the breeze catches your sheets, it will work to lower the temperature in each room.
It can also add moisture to the air which helps to make the room feel cooler. It works in the same way as a bottle of ice in front of your fan.
Limit Appliances That Produce Heat
If you’ve got a hot room, the last thing you want to do is make it hotter. Using appliances like an oven or a tumble dryer will work to increase the temperature. Use these appliances as little as possible in a heatwave.
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Until next time, thanks for reading.
Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason