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How to keep your house cool in hot weather!

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If you're like me and spend most of the year longing for the Summer, then as soon as the hot weather finally arrives, rush to hide from the sun and desperatately try to stay cool, then these tips on how to keep your house cool in the hot weather may be useful for you.

keep your house cool

1.  Close windows and curtains

It can be tempting in hot weather to throw open the windows, but that will actually let more hot air into your house. 

By keep windows, doors and curtains closed then you'll be keeping the hot air out, then open them once the temperature drops in the evening to air the house.

2. Create a cross-breeze

If you must open your windows and doors, try to open opposite ones to create a breeze running through the house.

3. Houseplants

Houseplants act as a natural air conditioning system to pump moisture into the atmosphere.  Just don't forget to water them! Snake plants, rubber plants and peace lillies are great to create a more breathable microclimate. 

snake plants

4. Open the loft hatch

Opening the loft hatch will allow heat to escpae upwards and through the roof of your home.  

open loft hatch

5. Shower before bed

If you're having problems sleeping at night, having a shower 15 minutes before bedtime will lower your temperature and hopefully you will drop off to sleep before you heat back up again.  And also wearing cotton nightclothes and sleeping on cotton sheets will also help.

shower

6. Create an ice fan

Place a bowl of cold water with ice cubes in front of a fan in order to circulate cold air around the room.

ice fan

 

Good luck, and I hope some of these tips help you! 

I'd love to know if you try any of these if they help you so please comment below.

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