Although there are many ways to stay cool this summer, it is best if you can figure out a way to do so by using only natural means. Not only will you be able to save some money, because you will refrain from using energy, but you will be able to stay cooler for a longer time.
On the other hand, it is best if you think about more eco-friendly ways, as you will be able to keep your surrounding cooler and save the environment as well. It is possible to survive the heat even without an air conditioning unit.
Cut down on using electronics
It is important that you cut down on using too many appliances as consuming a lot of energy will only heat up your home, and it will be even hotter. Moreover, you should unplug units from energy as they can use some even on standby, and some will even generate heat, which you are trying to avoid. It might seem like it is impossible to live through summer without heating appliances, but it will be possible once you get used to cooling naturally and without any appliances.
Keep drinking a lot of water
Make sure that wherever you are you keep drinking a lot of water, as it will not only cool you down, but it will be needed to survive the heat. There are many reasons to keep drinking water, and one of them is that it helps your natural cooling system function properly. It is best if you can cool some water in the fridge so that you can have a cold glass of water when it gets really hot. Moreover, you can use the cooled down water to put in front of fans to spread the cold, a nifty and useful trick to replace air conditioners.
Get a quick cold shower
Your water bill might go up a bit, but it is really not that dangerous once you understand just how healthy it is to take cold showers during hot summer days. Moreover, there are many beneficial aspects to taking multiple showers a day. As some people cannot afford to own a pool at home, this is a well-standing second place for them as they will be able to cool off without having to suffer a lot. Just remember to come out of the shower after a while, or else you will use a lot of water.
Set up shade in your yard
A great way to ensure that everything is a bit cooler in and around your home is to hang up shade sails. You will be able to cool down your surroundings, without having to sacrifice too much. The material used in sails will enable enough sunlight to pass through for the plants to continue grow, and on the other hand because the material can breathe, it will allow air movement through as well. Furthermore, it will be possible to enjoy your yard even during summer days.
Eat veggies to stay cool
Remember the saying: cool as a cucumber? They do not say it without a reason, during summer, this little green plant can help you stay cool, hydrated and full. Not only does it taste great, but you can combine it with a lot of things. And seeing that it does not have a lot of calories, it will be great for those who are on a diet as well. Another great veggie to look for during summer are tomatoes, they are great and refreshing. Moreover, if you use them in easy to make salads, you can have quick and refreshing meals in almost no time.
Keep yourself cooled down properly
Keep in mind that there are many more alternative ways to keep yourself cooled down. However most will require some creativity and in many cases you will have to first check out whether the improvement you want to use is possible or not. Moreover, the simplest of solutions are going to be the best ones usually, and you should never try to cool your home and your workplace using appliances which eat up a lot of energy, you will only heat up everything even more.
Diana Smith, the author of this article is a full-time mom of two beautiful
girls. Diana is interested in topics related to home improvement and DIY.
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