Knowing how to keep your house cool in the summertime without any expenses which leads to saving energy is a good skill to have. Chill out without letting the electricity bill get you hot under the collar.
Without further ado, here are 10 smart ways to keep your home & yourself cool without any expenses when it is heating up. After reading this article, cutting down your electricity bills will not be a dream anymore! These ways may seem simple but I am sure you will find the totally handy!
Get Spicy & Beat the Heat!
Yes, eat spicy foods! Spicy foods help you cool down. It increases your blood circulation, which in turn gets you sweaty. It acts as an irritant in humans and gets us to sweat more. Because you know that sweating cools you down when the sweat cools down.
Spicy foods excite the receptors in the skin that normally respond to heat. Therefore, the pattern of activity from pain and warm nerve fibers triggers both the sensations and the physical reactions of heat, including sweating and flushing.
Block the Windows & Eliminate even More Heat
It is always cooler in the shade and the same thing goes for your house, especially on southern exposure windows. Close blinds and curtains in the morning to keep the sunlight out. You may also want to look into black-out curtains which will eliminate even more heat. If you don’t have curtains you can hang sheets or blankets to block out even more sun.
Choose the Funny Way with Cooking Outdoors
Assuming you’re using liquefied petroleum gas, avoid cooking inside your home. Instead, cook outside, or better yet, have food delivered to your home if that’s possible. It is also fun and chill.
So step outside and grill your meals instead of using the oven, which can raise the temperature of your home considerably. The heat from cooking will circulate in your home which definitely won’t be helpful at all.
Minimize Opening and Closing the Doors and Windows
It is pretty amazing how much heat comes in by even fast opening and closing of doors throughout the day. This can be difficult with kids but can make a difference of at least 2 or 3 degrees over the course of the day. Try to use doors that are northern exposure or in the shade and open them as little as possible.
Do Not Go Upstairs & Stay Down So Cheat the Heat!
If you live in a place with two or more floors, you have probably noticed the higher you go, the hotter it gets. This is because hot air rises (that’s the principle behind hot air balloons) so the second or third floor of your home will most likely be way too toasty for comfort.
Or even when you are on the first floor and feel it is too hot try not to stay or walk, just sit on a couch or even ground. It is going to help you a lot to cool down your body temperature.
Brag your Smart Choice to the Heat by Opting For Breathable Cloths & Bed sheets
Cotton clothes will cool you down – and so, too, will cotton sheets. When you’re shopping around for bed sheets, opt for those made out of cotton. Wear cotton clothes especially when you are outside in the hotter months. It helps to keep you cool for hours.
Just Take it easy, For one Moment Please!
Leave any physical labor for early in the morning or later in the evening, when temperatures tend to fall. If you plan to exercise or need to move furniture around, it’s also better to do all that during those times.
If you absolutely cannot avoid being active in the heat, take a break from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This two-hour period is generally the hottest of the day during the summer, which makes it the perfect time to stay inside and take a nap.
Get Help from the Laundry Basket
Get a towel or sheet wet, wring it, and hang it against an open window. The outside air will cool down as it passes through the damp fabric, effectively cooling the inside of your home.
This method works well in the bedroom to keep the temperature low while you sleep, and if the heat keeps drying your wet blanket, you can keep a spray bottle with water by your bed to dampen the cloth when needed.
Aim tow Birds with one Stone By Planting Trees in your Yard
This is obviously for long-term solutions. Planting trees outside your home, especially in parts where direct sunlight pours in, will help shield your home from the sun’s hot rays. Moreover, trees create shade around the house, which makes the house cooler during those really hot days.
Keep Your Home & Yourself Cool with Painting your Roof
You can coat your roofing with cool-colored paint, so it will reflect most of the heat coming from direct sunlight. The sunlight bouncing off will also help cut down your air-conditioning bills in the long run.
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