Are you sick of peeling yourself off the couch in the warmer months? We all love the summer heat when it comes to getting out and about, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little break while you’re at home. If you’re looking to escape the relentless heat this summer, we’ve got a few easy-to-follow tips that will go a long way to keeping you cool in the comfort of your own home.
Focus On Your Own Heat
By far the easiest and most cost-effective way to cool down is by focusing on your own body temperature. If you’re hot try things like sipping a cold drink, taking off any excess clothing or placing a wet towel on your neck and wrists. If you’re still too hot, try the following tips.
Keep Your Curtains Closed
Heat can easily enter your home through the windows. You can minimise this heat by keeping your blinds or curtains closed. The cool air from your air-conditioning won’t be lost either!
Let The Cool Air In At Night
In most places throughout Australia, temperatures drop during the night. If you’ve still got your doors and windows closed when this happens, you’re basically trapping yourself in a house-sized sauna. Open your doors and let the cool air flow through!
Turn Your Fan Into An Air-conditioner
For those poor souls without air-conditioning in summer, you can try this simple hack that turns your fan into a low budget air conditioner. Simply fill up a bowl with ice and place it on an angle near the fan. The fan will then blow air which bounces of the ice and creates a breeze with some extra chill.
Change Your Sheets
If you’re sleeping in anything else but cotton during summer, than you’re not doing yourself any favours! Traditional flannel and fleece sheets act as insulation (keeping the heat in), whereas cotton will allow you to breathe and remain cooler during the night. There’s nothing worse than sweaty summer sleeps!
Think About A More Long-term Solution
If you’re sick of using short-term, cost-effective methods to cool your home, it could be time to bite the bullet and make a more substantial investment. Whether you’re after better insulation, reverse-cycle air conditioning, or an outdoor swimming pool, there are a number of investments you can make that’ll not only cool you down, but increase the overall value of your home.