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Keeping Yourself Cool This Summer

Updated on September 18, 2014

Keeping Your Cool.

I do not have central cooling or heating but I am lucky enough to live in a brick home so the house stays relatively cool if temperatures don't exceed thirty degrees in summer time.

But if there have been days of over thirty or more in accession, this house can been like an oven being cooler outside than it is inside and taking a while to cool down.

So this year, I have decided to buy a split system air condition unit so I will not die of heat exhaustion this summer and will be able to get a decent sleep at night without soaking the sheets.

In my travels around various department stores, I have come across many different cooling devices.

Here are a few to keep in mind.

Different Ways to Cool Your Home.

There are fans for your desk, tall fans for the lounge room, kitchen or bedroom.

There are cooling systems where you add water in the top which produces cool air when it flows through.

Ceiling fans in bedrooms, lounge rooms and all around the home work well as they circulate the air throughout the rooms.

Then there are portable air conditioners which have to position under or near windows so that the hot air can be filter out of the room.

Slip systems are used for cooling and heating.These are mounted onto your wall of choice and connected to electricity, depending on the size of room or area, these can cool a home well.

A step up from that is to have ducted cooling and heating though out you house. Which is the most affective may to cool but comes at a cost.

Air conditioning beyond this is very expensive to buy and to run.Keep in mind too that air conditioning isn't all that good for you but when run in times of need it is an extremely affective way to keep the temperature down to a livable degree.

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Chunky Ceiling Fan

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Old Fan

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Cooling Your House

Other Cooling Methods Within The Home

If you have good installation in your roof, by placing installation batts in between your roof and ceiling, this will keep you house nice and cool and only on very hot days will you be needing your electrical cooling systems.

Shade blinds on all inside windows cut out the effects of the direct sun though the windows into you rooms thus cooling and sheltering you from direct heat.

Heavy curtains and wooden blinds do much the same, insulating bedrooms and lounge rooms.

Outdoor canvas or weather proof blinds can be installed and used when needed an added installation, also looking good from the outside.

Window roller shutters are another alternative.These roll up and down according to your needs and are great for security purposes too.

Plant shade trees in you garden that will cool your property and also provide shade at main windows of your house if positioned properly.

A natural cooling device.

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Metal Shutters

© 2010 Julia M S Pearce

Here are some ways to cool the house down this summer.

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      6 years ago

      I've pinned shade cloth up over the windows that get the most sun. I roll it up when I don't need it. Works well when you are on a budget, but you need to be able to reach your windows.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Thanks for ideas!

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      6 years ago

      These are some great home cooling ideas, I really like the portable air conditioners because you can put them in the room your using at the time and save on electricity bills.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      The heat usually doesn't bother me and I stay in a sweatshirt in our home because my husband has to have air conditioning. I like these other methods of keeping cool.

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      Susanna Duffy 

      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Good ideas for other methods of cooling your house. I'd love some roller blinds

    • VladimirCat profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      I like to keep cool (I'm a cool cat) which can be hard on days when it's 36 and you're wearing a fur coat.


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