HOW TO keep your cool in the heat of summer!
Keep your blinds closed
30 per cent of unwanted heat comes from your windows – closing the blinds essentially prevents your home from becoming a miniature greenhouse, which is especially the case for south- and west-facing windows.
Hack a fan instead of turning on the air conditioning
Fill a mixing bowl with ice (or something equally cold, like an ice pack) and position it at an angle in front of a large fan, so that the air whips off the ice at an extra-chilled, extra-misty temperature.
Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise
Ceiling fans needs to be adjusted seasonally. Set counter-clockwise in the summer at a higher speed, the fan’s airflow will create a wind-chill breeze
Heat-proof your bed
Slightly dampening your sheets before bedtime will majorly help you chill out. You might also want to buy yourself a buckwheat pillow or two – buckwheat hulls have a naturally occurring air space between them and won’t hold on to your body heat like conventional pillows, even when packed together inside a pillow case.