How to keep your home cool in a heatwave

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How to keep your home cool in a heatwave

18/07/21

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated and cool when hot weather hits. Warnings about the extreme heat have been issued by both medical authorities and vets, urging people to keep the vulnerable and animals safe during the current heatwave. 

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated and cool when hot weather hits. Warnings about the extreme heat have been issued by both medical authorities and vets, urging people to keep the vulnerable and animals safe during the current heatwave.

Here are some easy and cost-effective ways to make your home more comfortable as the temperature rises.

 

Keep your curtains closed

 

As tempting as it can be let the sunshine in on a beautiful day, it can increase the temperature of your home. You may even want to consider putting reflective material in between dark curtains as these can absorb heat.

 

Only open your windows at night

 

Once the heat drops, open them again to allow cool air to circulate around the house.

If you do need to open windows through the day, open them on the opposite side of the house if you can, and  open doors so that air can flow through.

 

Try an old school air conditioner

 

If you have a fan, place a bowl filled with ice water directly in front of it to create a nice refreshing breeze.

No ice? A wet flannel placed safely over the fan will work too!

 

Turn off tech you aren’t using

 

A lot of heat is generated from appliances around the house, so turning them off while you’re not using them can help avoid your house getting too hot (it’s cheaper, and better for the environment too!)

 

Keep your sun shining

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