No A/C at Home? No Problem!

(WTNH / Tina Detelj)


(WTNH) — You probably learned this as a kid, hot air rises so spend time on the lowest level of your home to keep yourself cool.

The places on your body that are often times sweating are the places that have the most blood flow. We’re talking about under your arms and the goal is to try and keep those as cool as possible and while this looks a little ridiculous, if you take something like a cold bottle or a cold compress, put it under your arms or put it on top of your head, it’ll help cool your blood and that will help cool you down without A/C in your house.

If you have a fan at home, make sure to use it. Moving air will always feel cooler than stagnant air in your house.

Don’t forget to block the sun from shining inside during the day, so close the curtains and blinds to keep the heat out.

With heavyweight comes great warmth for the wintertime but not a lot of great cooling in the summertime, so make sure you swap out your sheets and have lightweight ones that are made out of cotton.

Grilling food not only tastes better, but it keeps your house from adding unnecessary heat from the oven.

And speaking of unnecessary heat, wait until the coolest time of the day to run your dishwasher or washing machine.

For under $20, you can buy a window fan and that window fan will help keep your house a lot cooler than you felt for a little while. Have it face inside when its cooler outside, so we are talking about at night or early morning. Then when you get to the warmest time of the day, flip the fan in the other direction and draw that warmer air outside your house when it’s so hot inside the house.

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