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Three Ways to Stay Cool at Home

It’s going to get hot in the summer. That’s a fact of nature. Whether you’re a fan of the warm weather or not, at some point you’re going to find yourself a little too toasty.

So what can you do about this? Unless you can change the weather, not a huge amount. There are ways, however. While you can’t change how hot it is outside, you have a little more influence when it comes to the inside.

Nobody likes being hot and sticky inside. You know you’re in a dangerous situation when your glass of wine starts to boil too. Let’s take a look at the most common methods for keeping cool at home in the summer.

Opening The Doors and Windows

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A no-brainer, right? You’d be surprised how reluctant people are to get some natural airflow in their place. They might have a point though. You might see an increase in household bugs with this method. Not to mention it’s not advisable at night when the heat can bother you most.

During the day, however, maybe open the windows and keep the back door open a crack. Make sure you’re paying attention though. Don’t want any strangers sneaking up on you.

If you live in a mainly rural area and have trouble with animals on your property, you might wish to avoid this method.

Air Conditioning

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Praise be to air conditioning. Honestly science’s greatest gift to the world. As effectiveness goes, it does the business. It’ll take a hot room and turn it into a cool-box if you want it to. Of course, there are drawbacks.

If you’re energy conscious, air conditioning can add a chunk onto your electric bill. Whether you want to save the planet or save some money, air conditioning might not be worth the trouble. Besides, they can be terribly loud. Not to mention if left on all night turning your house uncomfortably cold.

Effective as air conditioning is, maybe it’s not for everybody.


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Ah yes, fans. I’m not talking little battery powered handheld fans either. If you’re going to use a fan, you need the real deal. Sure those small desk fans can be helpful in a pinch, but you want more than that to keep cool. Larger fans do a better job. The only drawback is having to switch them on to rotate to circulate the cold air around the room.

If you’re roasting hot in the middle of summer, you don’t want that coolness off of you for a second. As an alternative, you could get a ceiling fan installed from Hunter ceiling fans. A ceiling fan is quite good at controlling room temperature.

Coupled with an open window, you’re going to see a significant temperature drop. Perfect for summer, plus it covers the whole room too.

So there we have it. If you’re not looking to roast like a chicken in the oven this summer, you’ve now got options. It’s up to you if you do anything with them. I know I’ll be using at least one once the sweltering months come.



Shane is a professional interior designer. Here he share his experience and also discussion.

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