7 Tips For Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

Stay Cool this Summer

Sometimes it can be hard to keep cool in this summer heat. From high air conditioning bills to tossing and turning all night, a hot house can be difficult to live with. Use these tips and tricks to help you keep the temperature down in your house and your body.

Keep Your Blinds Closed

Did you know that up to 30 percent of unwanted house heat comes from your windows? By utilizing your blinds and curtains, you can save money on your A/C bills as well as lower your indoor temperature by 20 degrees. In other words, closing the blinds prevents your home from becoming a greenhouse (especially for both south and west-facing windows).

Choose Cotton

Save your fancy satin, silk, or polyester sheets for the colder nights. Light-colored linens made of lightweight cotton Egyptian or otherwise) are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.

Pamper Your Pulses

If you ever need to cool down ASAP, the best way is to pamper your pulses! Apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points all over your body. The wrist, neck, elbows, groin, ankles, and behind the knees are all places you should apply the ice packs. Do this, and you’ll start to feel yourself cool down in no time.

Release Your Inner Tarzan

For the really hot days, rig up a simple hammock or cot! They are both beds that are suspended on all sides, which increases airflow and keeps you cool all night.

Stay Away From the Stove

Summer is not the time to whip up a piping hot casserole or a roasted chicken. Instead, chow down on cool, room temperature dishes to avoid generating any more heat in the house. Or, for hot dishes, fire up your outside grill! That way you’re keeping the house cool and you get to enjoy a warm meal.

Take an Icy Foot Bath

What’s the fastest way to start shivering in 90+ degree heat? Dip your toes or your whole foot into a bucket of cold ice water. Make sure you don’t overdue the coldness because it could be damaging to your nerves. But, as long as the lowness of the water temperature is mild, use this trick to get yourself cooled down in a jiffy!

Freeze Your Sheets

Throw your sheets in the freezer for a couple hours before bedtime, then pull them out and put them on the bed! You’ll stay cool for hours without having to toss and turn in bed!

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