Beating the heat is a top priority for many this summer. From utilizing a thermometer to installing window film, we’ve got you covered with some simple yet effective strategies. In this article, we’ll explore a range of tips, including some DIY hacks and professional solutions, to keep your house cool when a heatwave arrives.

Heatwave Hacks to Keep Your House Cool

Get a Home Thermometer

The first step to keeping your home cooler is to know what the temperature is, and when there are particular spikes in heat. Measure the temperature with a smart thermometer and you’ll know at least more or less how to prepare for the rest of the day.

Smart thermometers can link up to your smartphone, and even send you live alerts when temperatures are on the rise.

Close Your Curtains

Closing your curtains when temperatures start to rise helps to stop direct sunlight from entering the home, resulting in cooler air. When the house is cooler on the inside and the sun is still making its way over, close curtains to trap the cool air inside. This simple trick will surely help cool your home on hot days.

Crack Open the Attic

If you have an attic, it’s a good idea to open it up once the heat has reached peak levels. Opening the attic creates a better airflow inside the house, which allows warm air to rise and move away from the rest of the house.

Use Heavier Blinds or Curtains

Thin blinds or curtains don’t do much to keep the heat out, especially in the event of a serious heatwave. Using darker curtain shades made from heavier weaved patterns is more likely to help you stay cool in your home during a heatwave.

Hanging Wet Sheets

Hanging wet sheets is a simple trick to beat the heat. Combined with ceiling fans rotating counterclockwise, this simple trick can create a DIY air-conditioning effect that drops the temperature of the home by at least a few degrees. The sheets don’t have to be soaked – just wet enough to cool down the air that passes through.

Ice + Fan

If you don’t have an air-conditioning unit (or if your air conditioner stops working), a simple DIY air conditioner solution can be created by placing a bowl with ice and water in front of a fan.

While it’s not exactly high-tech, this is a good way to create a flow of cool air directed toward the rest of the room. Excessive heat can be dangerous, and this simple method of a home air-conditioning unit can be set up in a few minutes.

Install Window Film

Window film is a professional solution, which blocks away some of the heat and potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from entering the home. Combined with some of the other suggested methods on this list, like heavier curtains, window film can protect the home from reaching peak temperatures even when it’s sweltering hot outside!

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