Sunday, December 1, 2013

Five Ways to Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning

Summer is here which means the heat is on its way in. If you don’t have an air conditioner, it can be hard to find ways to keep cool. And even if you do, you may be looking to reduce the cost. Well, there are ways to keep cool without air conditioning. Follow these five steps for a cooler Summer. All you need is to think outside the box.

Use Fans Strategically

So the fan is blasting in your face but it’s just not cooling you down enough – we’ve all been there. Try moving it around a bit and seeing what works best. By facing your fan out the window, you can help to blow the warm air out of this house. Similarly, if you can use an extension cord and place it outside the window facing in, you can blow the cool air from outside into your house.

Drink Lots of Water

It seems too simple to be true – but it really does work. Keeping yourself as hydrated as possible will ensure you with a cooler and easier Summer. Whenever you find yourself becoming too hot, have some water. Keep this up throughout the day to fight off the sun’s rays. Make sure to carry a cool drink bottle with you when leaving the house. You never want to be dehydrated in Summer – it will only make you warmer.

Eat Cold Meals

Maybe you’re thinking this is obvious, but a lot of people don’t really think about it. We’re used to slaving away over the stove or oven at dinner time, but we never quite think about how it will affect us in Summer. Well, cooking over a stove in the height of the heat is going to do you little good. Plus, eating hot meals can keep your body at a higher temperature for well into the night. To cool yourself down immediately and in the long run, cook and eat cooler meals such as salads and sandwiches.

Turn Off the Lights

Modern lights can produce a lot of heat. In fact, incandescent light bulbs give off as much heat as they do light. If you’ve been keeping your lights on in Summer, this can be a huge factor in making you hot and bothered. This Summer, remember the affect that your lights can have on your body, and turn them off as much as possible.

Install Attic Insulation

If you’re searching for a more long term solution to keeping the heat out of your home, consider installing attic insulation. Having an uninsulated attic can mean you are losing up to 20% of the cool air in your home. It may cost you a few hundred dollars straight up, but it will keep you cooler and be more cost efficient that air conditioning in the long run.

Remember that there are many different ways to keep cool this Summer. All of the small things add up, and can leave you feeling more hot and bothered than you imagined. Drink water and turn off the lights and you will be feeling better in no time. For more information creating a cooler home, visit Coral Homes or Coral Homes on True Local .


  1. This is the simplest and cheapest way to save money without using an AC

  2. I agree with all your tips sis. Living here in Middle East for the past 14 years helped us to adapt to extreme weather conditions. It can get very, very, very hot and humid here so even the airconditioning unit cannot cool the room. We had to switch the fan as well to circulate the cool air and help cool the room. We have to drink lots of water, preferably cold to cool ourselves and eat plenty of watery fruits just to keep hydrated. Also, wearing cotton clothing helps as we sweat a lot in the extreme humidity and heat. Really terrible...

  3. I try to just go to the mall or outdoors so My body will adopt to the weather.


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