The 10 Easy Ways to Cool Down Without an Air Conditioner

Rare | 7/9/2018 | Silke Jasso
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Now that we are in the middle of summer, the temperature is rocket high, which means our electricity will be probably be higher than we expected. We’ve all been there at one point or another, especially at night when we are struggling to sleep because of the heat. It’s awful, especially if you live in the South, heat wave 24/7. Unfortunately, for some of us, the heat is, well, unavoidable for most part of the year.

While some might consider leaving on the air conditioner the whole day, it isn’t always budget friendly or energy efficient to let it run all day. So, how can you stay down a room without AC?

Ceiling - Fan

1. Adjust your ceiling fan.

During summer, you should set your ceiling fan to rotate counter clockwise. You may not realize it, but fans are actually supposed to be adjusted according to the season. Setting it to run counter clockwise actually makes it go faster, and the fan’s can create a cool effect. Your room will be cooler in no time.

Blinds

2. Keep your blinds closed.

Although this one can be a bit obvious, keeping your blinds closed can save up to 30 perfect of unwanted heat coming from your windows .You can use shades or curtains, to ensure the sun stays out. Did you know that you can save up to 7 percent on electricity bills and lower the temperature inside by up to 20 degrees! Yes, saving money is always a pretty good deal. Don’t let your house become a green house, close the blinds.

Ice - Pack - Ice - Front - Fan

3. Put an ice pack or ice in front of a fan.

Yes, this one might sound crazy, but it works. This little trick can save you so much money! It’s simple, just fill a mixing bowl with an ice pack, a frozen water bottle, or ice, and...
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