Although we all love summer time we also hate dogdays. In the same time we know that air conditioner is not good for our health, it is quite expensive and not everybody has money to buy it. It is time to find out that there are some ways you can get rid of the heat in your apartment without an air conditioner.
- Cover the windows
Sunblinds, Venetian blinds or draperies are very good when it is very hot outside. Close them in the morning and open them when the sun sets. If you cannot afford any of the objects mentioned above you can cover your windows using aluminum foil. When you chose your draperies decide for light colors, dark colors attract sun.
- Open your windows during the night
Let the windows opened during the night and you will enjoy a good sleep. Open also the doors to let the air circulate. Another trick would be to open the doors of the sideboards in the kitchen or wardrobes because these objects retain heat. Make sure you wake up very early to close them again (at 5 or 7 in the morning)
It is indicated to use a ceiling ventilator, you will get fast the same results as if you were having an air conditioner. Moreover, you can put a 2l plastic bottle to freeze. Put the bottle with ice under the ventilator to spread coolness.
- Turn off every object that produces heat.
Do not use the oven during the day (the microwave oven should be also avoided if possible). You should also replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent bulbs. Turn off the computer, TV and other electronics if you don’t use them.
- Avoid vapors
During the day it is not indicated to take hot showers or to wash the dishes with warm water. Such activities such as cooking and washing should be done when the sun sets.
- Use satin laundry
Classic laundry is not that efficient as satin laundry. If you change it you will see that it won’t be that hot in your apartment and you will enjoy a good sleep. Hemp and linen are very good and light colors do not absorb heat.
- Insulate your house
Insulated walls do not permit heat get into your house and if you have enough money choose light colors for your roof. Light colors reflect sunlight.
- Plant trees or grape-vine
If you don’t live in an apartment but in a house with garden it is indicated to plant trees. It is recommended to choose the trees that do not keep their leaves during wintertime, because you need sunlight, don’t you? If you cannot plant trees you can plant grape-vine. It is also efficient.