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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

No A/C Unit? No Problem!



The heatwave is here to stay. There’s no way around it; you need to adapt if you want to sleep comfortably at night. Unfortunately, if you don’t have an air conditioning system, keeping your home cool with only a fan sounds like an impossible challenge. However, there are some cooling hacks you can use to control the temperatures at home. With young children in tow, nights can be difficult, especially when the bedroom is too warm to sleep. And before you invest in an ice cream maker in an effort to keep the family cool — it’s a yummy but often unhealthy solution – try these simple summer hacks.




Protect your home from the heat




By the power of the blinds, I demand thou shine not

First of all, don’t make the mistake of opening your windows and curtains during the day. While you want to let the natural light in, be careful to protect windows that are in direct sunlight, using blinds that keep the room fresh. If you’re not sure where to find blinds or shutters to fit, you might want to browse the window fashion collection from Carpet One. This simple change can help to reduce indoors heat during the day. It’s also important to remember that, if you’re using a fan during the day, it doesn’t create fresh air. It only moves the air in the room for you.


Make your own Summer-inspired indoor garden

Plants are naturally cooling. So, if you haven’t prepared an indoor garden already, it’s time to acquire some summer-friendly houseplants for your home decor. You can create an elegant seasonal display to integrate the plants in your interior fashionably. It’s also a great activity to do with young children! To keep the temperature down, you should choose your foliage carefully. Ultimately, some plants are more cooling than others! Aloe vera, for instance, is a great choice, and its natural gel can come in handy in you get a sunburn. A ficus tree can keep the room fresh, but beware if you’ve got pets as its sap is highly toxic. If you’re worried about your cat or your dog accidentally poisoning themselves, the areca palm tree is an effective humidifying plant that is guaranteed non-toxic to pets.



Ventilate when the sun goes down

In the evening, you can open your windows to let the fresh air in. The best time to turn your fan on is once you’re ventilating your rooms. As a rule of the thumb, aim to keep your windows open for at least one hour in the evening to renew your indoor air. You can sleep with your windows open if you’re an early riser who can shut the windows before the morning’s heat comes in.



Change your sheets

Last, but not least, opt for cooling bed sheets in summer. Natural fabrics such as linen and cotton allow great breathability and keep your body cool at night. Additionally, with its loose weave, linen let the air flow underneath the sheets that keep you at a constant comfortable temperature.



In conclusion, no air con, no problem. You don’t need to invest in extensive home improvement projects to keep your home cool in the heatwave.










2 comments:

  1. These are some really great tips! As much as I love to let the sunshine in, I have been leaving the blinds and windows closed for the most part of the day and it really does make a huge difference in the indoor climate. As soon as you open those windows and allow the humidity in, you are doomed and you can’t get the humidity back out again!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. I know i dont get why ppl open their windows when its super humid out. You screw yourself that way! Thanks for stopping by Shelbee!

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