When the hot months of the year arrive, the first question that comes to mind is how to survive the...
When the hot months of the year arrive, the first question that comes to mind is how to survive the stuffy days and nights, be it on the road, in the car, at work or even at home.
To escape the excessive heat, most people invest in air conditioners as they cool down the environment almost instantly.
However, this device is not necessarily the best option.
The high cost of the device coupled with the high energy consumption and health damage it causes urge you to take other measures before running to the nearest store to buy your device.
For this reason, it is important to know other efficient ways that can help reduce the feeling of heat when the thermometers rise.
Here, we will show you 4 ways to cool down without air conditioning!
1. Keep the heat out
Contrary to what most people think, windows and curtains help keep out excessive sun and hot wind.
By keeping them closed, you can keep the room from overheating by keeping the heat out.
But to best protect the inside of your home from overheating, it’s ideal to invest in cool roofs and walls, which we have already talked about in another article.
Such roofs and walls are designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than regular roofs and walls. They can be made of highly reflective paint, a foil covering, or special tiles/shingles.
Almost any type of building can benefit from a cool roof or wall.
2. Wear light clothing
In everyday life, you can wear clothes made of light fabrics (like cotton) and light colors.
Cotton allows the body to ventilate through the natural fiber fabric.
So avoid clothes made of silk, satin and denim, as these fabrics are more comfortable in mild weather.
Synthetic and tight clothing will only increase the feeling of heat. This tip also applies to your bedding, which will help you get a restful night’s sleep. Replace your pillowcases and sheets with cotton ones.
3. Increase air circulation at night
At night, the air is usually not as stuffy as it is during the day, so use this time to your advantage.
Therefore, when the sun goes down and the breeze is cooler, open all the windows and let the air flow through the house. Close them again before the day breaks and it gets hot again.
This all helps to make the air less “dry”, especially at bedtime. Place containers filled with fresh water in every room of the house.
A fan with a frozen water bottle in front of it is a simple and effective way to circulate cool air through the room without having to turn on the air conditioner.
Another good option is to soak bath towels and spread them around the house, such as on the back of chairs and on closet doors.
4. Drink plenty of fluids
It may seem obvious, but many people think they should only drink water when they are thirsty.
In this hot season, it is more than worthwhile to stay hydrated at all times, and there is nothing more practical and easy than drinking plenty of fluids.
Hydration is essential on hot days. Therefore, reach for cold drinks that can hydrate and cool the body.
Do not limit yourself to water, but also refresh yourself with juices, vitamins, ice and teas.
Also, prefer lighter foods such as salads, fruits or seafood. Also, avoid foods that contain too much protein, because protein can speed up your metabolism and raise your body temperature.
Remember that animals feel just as hot as you do! And it’s important to keep them cool so you do not get into trouble.
You can keep them moist at all times with a water sprayer, give them natural fruit ice, and avoid exposing them to the sun during peak sun hours, especially between 10am and 4pm.
Also, remember that they do not have thermal soles on their feet. So when you take your pet for a walk, make sure the ground of the street/plaza/etc. is not too hot so they do not get burned!
Now you know how to escape the excessive heat without having air conditioning. Put the above tips into practice and welcome summer with peace of mind and without suffering!
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