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Have the scorching summer days got you feeling like a sticky mess?
Keep your cool without reaching for the aircon remote - here are 12 easy ways to help limit your energy bill heating up over summer:
They’re designed to suck up hot air, after all!
It will keep the house much cooler.
Shut off any unused rooms – it’s much easier (and more energy efficient) to keep a smaller space cool.
It’s the closest you’ll get to a cool sea breeze without getting sandy!
Did you know you can change the direction your ceiling fan rotates? Have it turn anti-clockwise to suck heat up.
Really! Pop your bed sheets into a plastic bag and into the freezer for a few minutes before putting them on your bed.
You’ll hopefully stay cool long enough to fall asleep.
It will help amplify a cool breeze.
Fill it with water and put it in the freezer, then pop it in your bed for a few minutes before you go to sleep.
An oldie but a goodie – use a cool wash cloth on your pulse points to bring some relief: wrists, neck, elbows, ankles and behind the knees.
Things like the TV and computers throw off heat (and add to your electricity bill!) so unplug them from the wall when they’re not being used.
It may seem extreme, but it works just the same as your own body’s perspiration. It’s more fun if you do it by having a water fight with the kids!
A cool drink or snack can work wonders on a sweltering day. Try this delicious and refreshing summer fruit punch!