1. Keep windows and blinds closed during the day and open during the night: Windows are the lease insulated part of your house, letting the cold air inside out, and hot air outside in. Keeping the windows closed and blinds or curtains closed during the day will decrease the amount of hot air entering your house. Additionally, letting the cooler night air in during the night will help keep your interior temperature cool.
2. Build a homemade A.C. unit: Fans help circulate air keeping indoor temperatures lower. If you have a free standing fan you can keep a frozen item (typically a small bucket of water) behind the fan. As your frozen item thaws the cold air is circulated by the fan.
3. Turn off heat sources inside: Electronics and applicances give off heat as they’re used. Keep your lights off, cooking outside, and using major appliances after the sun goes down will help keep your interior temperature down
4. Drink lots of liquids: Keeping your body temperature down helps deal with the heat. Make sure to drink lots of water of cool day. Also switching coffee and tea to an iced beverage will give that caffine kick you need without warming your insides.
5. Use old rags, shirts, etc to keep as cooling towels: Find an old shirt, or any cloth (preferably cotton), soak in cold water and put on the back of your neck or head. This will instantly lower your body temerature
6. Wear natural fiber clothing: Natural fibers “breathe” better than most synthetics. This allows for greater flow of air through your clothing, allowing your bodies natural cooling system to work more efficiently.
7. Go to a body of water and enjoy: As water evoprates it cools the air. Going to your local river, lake, or pool will keep you cool on these scorcing summer days.
We hope you find these tips helpful and stay cool this summer while using the least amount of water possible. For more green tips visit SBS.GREEN