Summer is here, and with that comes incredibly warm days. This is so much fun if you are out in the beautiful sunshine, but the heat can be oppressive if you are working during the hottest time of the day.
A hot day is wonderful, but it also comes with risks, which makes it all the more important to know how to keep yourself cool when you are stuck inside on a summer’s day.
Close The Shutters
As counter-intuitive as it may sound, closing your solid wood shutters is one of the best ways to keep a room cool, especially when the sun is at its highest.
The reason for this is the same reason a greenhouse is warmer inside than outside. Sunlight hits your windows, heats up the room and can actually make your room hotter than the outside temperature.
Closing the shutters and curtains will keep your room cool, and has the side effect of avoiding unsightly glare on your screen. Just make sure to take a break and enjoy the sun.
Use The Ice Fan Trick
In many countries, air conditioning is a standard part of every home, but this is not the case in the UK. However, there are ways to improvise.
Get your fan and pop a bowl of ice-cold water onto the bottom of it. This will create a super-cold breeze that will cool you down very quickly.
Heat rises, so if you have the option, try to spend as much time downstairs as possible.
If you happen to live downstairs or can fashion a downstairs bed, sleeping downstairs can help improve your sleep considerably, rather than deal with intolerable heat upstairs, especially if you sleep in a loft conversion.