Tips To Keep Your Home Cool In a Heatwave

I’m sure I’m not the only one struggling to keep cool at the moment. With Summer well and truly upon us, the temperature is rising and at record breaking levels in some parts of the UK. Being at home and indoors can be hard to keep cool but I have some tips to keep your home cool in a heatwave

Top Tips

My number 1 tip is to invest in a good fan

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A fan which you can move around your home. Which ever room you are in the fan can be too

Large tower fans seem to have the biggest impact on large rooms. They can rotate and disperse the cool air in equal quantities around the room. If you are working in a home office like a lot of people especially since lockdown started, a smaller desk fan might be more appropriate for you

If you also place a bowl of ice in front of your fan it will create a cool moisture to the air to help cool down quicker

There are such a huge range of fans available to suit all styles and budgets. I’m sure you will find something you like on Amazon or other online stores to avoid you going to the shops

I personally chose to invest in a Dyson Hot & Cool Fan Heater. I know I will get a lot of use out of it all year round

Windows & Doors

If you keep your windows and doors shut you are keeping the heat out. The temperature inside your home will be cooler if you don’t let the outside air in

If you have curtains keeping them drawn will stop the suns light beaming in and heating the room up. Same with blinds, wooden or fabric keep them closed. They will work wonders in stopping your home feeling like a greenhouse

Simply putting a towel or sheet over thinner curtains will help more too

Electricity

Switching the lights on will warm that room up as the bulbs create heat. Keep the lights off where possible especially during the day when the sun is out

Charging your phone or having electrical items plugged in, even just on standby add more warmth. Unplugging them completely from the plug socket is the only guaranteed way to make sure they are not giving off any heat

Avoid using your oven as much as possible. Try and only use the hob with your extractor fan on its highest setting to absorb the moisture from cooking. Also, try cooking with a slow cooker instead as these do not give off as much heat

Change Your Bedding

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Duvets come in all different thicknesses (togs) The lower the tog the lower the warmth. Simply switching your duvet for a lower tog or even just a sheet will help keep you cooler at night

Also, using either a cotton, linen or silk bed sheet instead of polyester will keep you cooler at night. Cotton, linen and silk are all natural fibres which are breathable and help regulate body temperature

Use breathable pillows and mattress toppers. If they are deemed as breathable that means they have air holes which helps the hot air flow away from you. As well as being highly absorbent to take away any unwanted humidity while you sleep

Hopefully these tips will help you be more comfortable at home


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3 Comments

  1. 25/08/2020 / 11:43

    Thank you for these amazing tips.
    They are very useful

    I am applying this tips right away!

  2. 06/09/2020 / 01:19

    Some really nice tips onn how to overcome heat and keep your home cool. I really like the idea of changing your bedding. It depends a lot on what type of bedding you are using . Almost mattresses retain heat and make beds hot, it always advisable to actually change your bedding. great tips..
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  3. 07/10/2020 / 13:51

    Thanks for sharing the post. I really like the tips . Keep up the good work

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