If you do not have air conditioning, look at these seven creative ways to stay cool all summer long.
Hack a fan
With a bowl of ice and a fan you can create an artificial ocean breeze. Simply fill a mixing bowl with ice or an ice pack and place the bowl in front of a fan. Turn on the fan and the air will mimic a cool, misty breeze. If you have an air conditioner that is broken, look at this DIY air conditioner.
Turn the ceiling fans counterclockwise
A ceiling fan is not a set-and-forget-it device. In summer, the fan blades should turn counterclockwise (if you look up) to push the air straight down. Increase the fan speed on really hot days. No ceiling fan in your house? Here's everything you need to know to install one yourself.
Try to trim curtains
Sometimes you just do not cut all the windows, in this case you spray a sheet of cold water and cover the window opening. The breeze will hit the cloth and pass through the cool, damp tissue, which can lower the temperature in your home.
Make a DIY air conditioner
feel like you're getting smart? You can create your own air conditioner with a fan, 3/8 copper coil, a water pump, ice, cool box and a plastic pipe. In this tutorial you will find all the information you need. Here are some bugs in the air conditioner that you can avoid if you have the device.
Turn On Bathroom Fans
Your bathroom fans, as well as the exhaust fan in your kitchen, pull the hot air that rises and push them out of your home. Do not you have a bathroom fan? How to install a
Use insulated window films
Window films offer many benefits, from lowering energy costs to privacy, while enjoying the view and the light of nature. You can achieve infrared heat reduction of up to 98 percent and reduce the temperature imbalance in your home compared to unprotected windows. Here are more ideas on how to save energy and reduce cooling costs.
Get a Cool Pillow
If you've changed your flannel sheets for a light set and still need another way to cool off, try using cooling gel pillows to distribute body heat.
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