I’m a real estate expert – freeze your sheets and five more ways to keep your home cool during a heatwave
BRITAIN is set to experience a scorching heat wave this week with temperatures expected to reach 33°C.
The Met Office also issued a rare ‘extreme heat warning’ as temperatures began to rise.
As the UK basks in the sun, it’s important that we stay cool, especially with the new heat warning.
A real estate expert on TikTok has shared his tips for staying cool, and they could also save you a few pennies.
Kyle Mattison shares videos as That Property Guy, ranging from what to look out for when viewing a home to how to stay warm in the winter.
But when it comes to staying cool during a heat wave, these are his tips you should start using today.
Close your windows, pull your blinds
Every night we draw our blinds or curtains to prevent direct sunlight from entering our room and waking us up early in the morning.
However, Kyle suggests that rather than opening them again in the morning, we should actually keep our windows closed and our blinds drawn.
Keeping curtains or blinds drawn will prevent sunlight from entering each room and heating it up. Instead, it will be blocked off and our rooms will stay cool.
Likewise, if we keep our windows closed, warm air cannot enter our room and heat the room.
Bowl of water and ice
Find a small bowl, fill it with water and add a few ice cubes.
Place the bowl in front of a fan and turn it on.
This simple trick will help keep your room cooler but circulate the cold air produced by water and ice.
Fans are great tools for keeping your room cool, but they can often circulate warm air through a room rather than cooling it.
This trick ensures that the circulating air is cool and refreshing.
If you don’t own a fan and aren’t sure which one is best to buy, check out The Sun writer Lynsey Hope’s fan test where she tells you which fan is the best to keep you cool during the winter. summer.
If you must open your windows to cool your home, be sure to open more than one.
This will create airflow in your home and allow circulation.
This means your home will stay cool or stay at a temperature rather than heating up like a microwave.
Use your oven less
Cooking is an essential part of our day. We eat three meals a day and often use the oven for two of those meals.
However, during these tasks, you may be heating your home more by using your oven.
Ovens generate a lot of heat, so on the hottest days it may be ideal to avoid using one.
Instead, if you have a barbecue, try using it. You can cook a delicious meal outdoors without worrying about heating your home.
We’ve rounded up the best barbecue smokers for meat, fish, and vegetables here.
Get rid of your duvet
Your duvet may be comfy and cozy, but during the summer it’s likely to make you feel hot and sweaty in bed.
It’s unhygienic and keeps you awake.
It might be time to take the comforter off and put it away until the colder months.
Instead, just sleep with your sheets on. It will be much cooler and more comfortable for you.
Freeze the leaves
If removing your comforter isn’t keeping you cool enough, there may be another trick you can try.
Remove your sheets from your bed and put them in the freezer.
This will significantly cool your sheets and your temperature at night while you are trying to fall asleep.
If you have halogen bulbs, it might be time to consider replacing them with LEDs.
LED bulbs produce less heat and therefore do not heat up your home like a sauna.
LED bulbs are also cheaper and also save energy. So this trick can save you some spare pennies.
The Sun also wrote these tips for reducing the cost of your energy bills. You can read the article here.
Turn off devices that are not in use
This trick is simple but will save you money on your bills while reducing the heat produced in your home.
If a device is not in use, make sure it is turned off.
This will create less heat and might also cool your own temper.
The Sun has also written tips to help you sleep during the heatwave – it might also be time to ditch your fan.
A laundry expert also shared with us her easy trick to keep your home cool during the heat wave for free.