Are you the one who dreads the summer heat because the sun turns your home into a sauna? Fear not! Here are some tips on how to beat the heat and keep your home cool this summer when you don’t have air conditioning.
Keep the Blinds Closed
Using the blinds to help trap out the heat and humidity can help keep each room in your house protected from the summer heat. This is something that will make a big difference in homes with a lot of windows. If your home currently doesn’t have shutters take a trip to your local shutter and blind retailer and explain that you are in need of blinds that need to function as heat blockers. It will be well worth the investment!
Change the Sheets with the Season
You should have different types of bed sheets for different times of year. Your winter sheets should be something more like a flannel sheet to keep you warm and cozy while counting sheep. You want your summer sheets to be light and airy and cotton is the best choice for that. They will help keep you cool and keep the night sweats away!
Switch the Oven for the BBQ
A switch that you may not have considered is using your BBQ instead of your oven or stove. Your oven will only contribute to the rising temperature in your home. The summer is typically beautiful sunny weather that is perfect for grilling. Take advantage of the summer nights and opt to cook dinner on the BBQ instead of the oven.
Open the Window
In the summer it is common for the temperatures to drop at night. Take advantage of the lower temperature and open up the windows to let in some of the cooler outside air. The important thing to note is that you need to make sure you close the window before that summer sun rises and brings the jump in temperature with it!
Reset Your Ceiling Fan
Most of us don’t think twice about the direction our fan is going but if you set your fan to move counter-clockwise you will create a cold “chill” like effect. If you do this for every fan in your house you can ensure that each room has its own chill effect and house will feel much cooler.