Living through summer without an AC or an air cooler seems almost impossible, thanks to the rising, hot temperature. But if you are among those who are looking for an alternative to beat the summer heat and have cool days and nights at home, here are few tried and tested tricks to help you out this season!
DIY air conditioner: Make this old -school DIY air conditioner by positioning a shallow pan with ice cubes in front of a table fan. As the fan rotates a cooling mist will circulate in the air as the ice cubes start melting and the breeze will be picked up creating a cool atmosphere.
Go Egyptian style: This popular technique used by Egyptians can help you to keep cool in summer. For this, all you need to do is dampen a towel or cloth in cold water and use it as a blanket. It helps you to stay cool and have a good night's sleep in summer.
Turn off the lights: Switch off the lights in your room for at least an hour or two before hitting the sack as it helps in keeping the room cool. The reason being, light bulbs tend to give off heat, thereby further adding up to the heat.
Window plants: Don't just leave your windows open for ventilation but also place few plants on the ledge. Planting vines not only humidifies the air but also reduces the amount of heat inside the house thereby helping you to keep the room cool.
Wash floor with cool water: Mopping the floor twice a day with cool water not only helps in absorbing the heat but also acts as the best natural way to keep the room cool. Hence, wiping the floor and walls with cold water just before bed might help you to sleep well at night during summers.
Opt for cotton: Lastly, as the temperature starts to soar during summer, replace all your satin and polyester bedsheets and curtains with cotton ones. For an added effect, opt for light colours as it promotes ventilation and airflow in the room.