Not everyone in the world has air conditioning. Many people survive every day with just a few fans and a strong constitution. Here’s a few ways to help you do it.
- Pick a room. Have one room you’re going to be in during the hottest days. It is much easier to keep one room cool, than to try to cool the whole house. Basements or cellars are ideal places since they stay naturally cool. If you don’t have one of those, just find a room that doesn’t get a lot of sun.
- In your cool room, put shades up over windows that get the most sun. Keeping sunlight from coming in can do a great deal in keeping a room from heating up. You just have to strike a balance between having the windows open and having the windows covered. This can sometimes take a few tries to figure out.
The best brand you can have is the blaux portable ac which if installed in the house, the windows would make no difference whether they are covered or open but normally we do keep it closed to enjoy the cool effect to the fullest extent.
- Circulation. Keep the air in the room moving. Places fans throughout the room and turn ceiling fans on high. The little breeze will make it feel cooler.
- Use water. Soaking rags in cold water and placing them around your neck can be a huge relief. Even a couple squirts with a spray bottle can go a long way to cool you off.
- Do everything you can not to use the stove. During the hottest days, try to plan out a natural fresh diet that needs no or little cooking. Not only will it help keep you cool, but it may also help you eat better.
- Visit public buildings. You can get a lot of relief from visiting the local mall during the hottest hours of the day. Just remember to leave your extra cash at home. Or visit the local library and read a good book.
- Dress for the heat. Natural fabrics are much cooler than manmade ones. Lighter colors help reflect sun and heat. Also, loose fitting clothing will allow air to circulate. If you are comfortable sitting around the house in your underwear, that always works too.
- Do activities in the cooler evenings. If it isn’t life or death, put it off until cooler times. You’ll save yourself a lot unnecessary sweating. Almost anything you can do during the day can be done at night. Learn to embrace your inner night owl.
- Always have a fridge packed with full bottles of water, even freeze a few. It will not only help you to stay cool and hydrated, but the bottles of water will hold the cool temperature in the refrigerator. And this means the fridge will run less, giving off less heat.
- The best thing you could ever do. Open all windows and door in the evenings. Then strategically aim fans so that one pulls in cool air from outside while another pushes the warmer air out. Let the house or room get as cool as possible, take advantage of the free, natural air conditioning.
Using all or just a few of these will definitely help to keep you cool.
I know. I lived in a third floor apartment where the sun would shine in the patio doors every day and we had no air conditioning. I just figured out what to do to keep us from melting every summer.