Tips To Stay Cool (with NO AC)

July 21, 2017

Believe it or not these small little things add up to big degree differences...check them out!

 

1.Turn off lights and unplug TVs and computers. They actually emit quite a bit of heat throughout our house

2. Keep the shades closed. It seems obvious, but it makes a BIG difference . . . especially in rooms that face the sun.

3. Use windows and fans. As soon as the temperature starts to drop in the evening, open doors and windows to get a breeze going throughout the house. If there's no breeze, use fans.

4. Use cotton sheets. Sheets made out of flannel or silk can trap heat and make you feel hot during the night. Cotton sheets let your skin breathe and even wick away moisture from your skin.

5. Freeze your sheets and pillowcases. It sounds weird, but the coolness should last long enough for you to fall asleep on a hot night.

6. Grill instead of using the stove. Using the stove or oven heats up the kitchen, if not the entire house. Hot summer days are a perfect time to fire up the barbecue and keep all that cooking heat OUTSIDE.