If it is blistering hot outside but you have no air conditioning, there are some ways you can stay cool. It is miserable when you feel hot, and until the technician gets to your home to fix the problem follow the tips below to help you get by.
Sleep on a Cot
If you are suspended from the floor on all sides this will increase airflow and keep you cooler. Keep a cot handy in your home for times like this. Have enough for everyone to sleep on to stay cooler. If you do not have cots, you can make your own hammock to hang indoors to sleep on.
Hang a Sheet
Wet a sheet with cold water, and then hang it in an open window. When the wind blows through the sheet, it will bring down the temperature in the room. Put a cold sheet on every window in your home to keep every room cooler.
Use Grains and Rice
Buckwheat and rice can help keep you cool at night while you are sleeping. Purchase buckwheat pillows to have on hand for times like this. These pillows will not absorb heat from your body as down or cotton pillows do.
You can also fill up a sock with rice to make a cold compress. Fill up the sock, tie it off, and then put it in the freezer for about two hours. It will stay cold for you for 30 minutes or so, which is enough time for you to fall asleep.
Cool Down Your Pulses
Apply a cold compress or an ice pack to your pulse points at the ankles, behind the knees, groin, elbows, neck, and wrists to help you stay cool.
You do not have to put a compress on every pulse point at the same time, but it works better if you can at least put one on a few of them. For example, you could put a cold compress under your neck to help keep your upper body cool, and then a compress behind your knees to keep your lower body cool.
Create a Mist
You can make your own air conditioner by filling up a bowl or a shallow pan with ice, and then place it in front of a fan. The breeze from the fan picks up the cold water from the surface of the ice as it melts, and it will create a cool mist in the room.
Staying cool can be difficult especially when it is very hot outside. Using these methods, however, can help cool you off, as well as cool down your home until your air conditioning specialist, such as Fox Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning, can get your cooling system fixed.Read More