Ways To Stay Cool With No Air Conditioner
Here in Western Massachusetts, the one thing stopping us from enjoying summer is the heat. We came up with creative ways to help you stay cool this summer. Even if you don’t have the budget for a central air system, there are still plenty of ways to keep your cool, even on those humid summer days.
Drink Your Water
We can all admit that we don’t drink as much water as we should, but the saying of drinking 8 cups of water a day rings true. Ice water helps keep you cool during the day but drinking 8 ounces before bed will also keep you hydrated at night. Ever toss and turn and sweat at night? That can be can result in dehydration, so get some water in you before bed.
There are many benefits of having houseplants in your home. They can help purify air and can help your room feel cooler. Adding plants to your home can increase oxygen levels. A few plants like succulents and orchids take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, giving you fresh air during the night.
Do Laundry at Night
If you are doing laundry during the day, running a dryer is one way your home heats up during the day. You can hang your clothes out to dry, but if that’s not an option for you, do your laundry at night, so you can have windows open and fans going to help circulate the heat made by your dryer out of the house.
Manage Your Fans
If you don’t have air conditioning, fans can provide some welcome relief. Position a fan across from a window so the wind from the outside and the fan combine to make a cooling cross-breeze.
Turn off the lights
Did you. know Light bulbs, even environmentally friendly ones, give off heat. Fortunately for us, in summer it stays light until 8:00 or 9:00 at night. Take advantage of natural light as much as possible. This is also a great way to keep your electric bill down during the summer!
We hope you get to enjoy what summer has to offer. If you do have a cooling system need servicing or are interested in one of our Home Protection Plans, contact us today.