It’s going to be a long, hot summer. Sweating it out a home without air conditioning is never a fun prospect, but this year, the next few months are going to be even more uncomfortable than usual for many people. With so many of us working from home due to the coronavirus lockdown, being comfortable at home is crucial.
And even people who do have air conditioning probably don’t want to use it all the time: it runs up your electrical bill, and can be bad for the environment.
Here are some of the best ways to stay cool without air conditioning
Get a fan
Keep your curtains closed during the day ...
... But open your windows in the evening
Keep your doors closed
Turn on all the fans in your home
Use energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs
Try not to cook at night
Put damp face cloths in the freezer
But don’t freeze your sheets or clothes
Run cold water over your pulse points
Take a cold shower (even if your bathroom isn't as nice as this one)
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