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Keep it Cool: 4 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Your House Cool.

Summertime, and even into September, can be brutal in some parts of the country, and staying relaxed and comfortable in your own home can be a real challenge, especially when the air conditioning doesn't work or the electricity bill skyrockets. Fortunately, there are a few inexpensive ways to keep your home cool and comfortable, even during the year's hottest months. In this article, we'll share three simple tricks to help you keep your home cool without breaking the bank.

Use fans strategically:

Nothing is more refreshing than a cool breeze; a fan can help bring that coolness to your home. Strategically placing a fan in the room can help circulate the air and relax the space. For an added kick, try putting a bowl of ice or a damp cloth in front of the fan to create a DIY air conditioning effect. Another great tip is to set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise so that the cool air is pushed down to the living area.

Keep your curtains closed:

The sun’s rays can heat your home quickly, especially during peak hours of the day. Keeping your curtains closed during these times will prevent the sun from entering your house and heating the space. You can also consider investing in curtains or blinds specifically designed to block the sun's heat, which will further help keep your home cool. Shutting up you home before you leave and then opening up windows and doors in the evenings can help keep the coolness trapped inside during the day.

Use cold water:

Taking a cold shower, soaking your feet, or drinking a cold beverage can instantly cool your body. In addition, you can also place a bowl of ice water in front of your fan to help circulate cool air or freeze a damp washcloth and put it on your forehead or neck for a quick and refreshing cool down. You can also consider a wet game like a pool game or a slip and slide for a fantastic time during summertime.

Use natural ventilation:

Finally, take advantage of the natural ventilation available in your house. Please open the windows at night when it's cooler outside and use fans to help circulate the cooler air into your home. During the day, close the windows and doors to prevent the hot air from entering. You can also try placing a large water container near a window or door to help evaporate the hot air and bring in some fresh, cooler air.

Staying cool during the hot summer doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. By following the tips above and ensuring that your home is adequately insulated and ventilated, you can keep your home comfortable and your electricity bill low. Staying cool is all about learning to work with the natural environment and using what's available. So go ahead and try a few of our tips, stay calm, and enjoy your summer!

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