Tips to Keep Your Home Cool Without an A/C

During the hot summer months, it can be challenging to keep your home cool with a broken air conditioner. However, it's not impossible! There are several different hacks, tips, and tricks you can use during the summer to keep yourself and your home cool. We have listed 7 different ways for you to keep yourself comfortable during hot summer days.

Invest in Dark Window Shades

About 30 percent of all unwanted heat in your house comes from the windows. If you cover up the windows, you will be cooling your home’s temperature. Blackout curtains or energy-efficient shades are a great way to keep your home cool and energy-efficient.

The Portable Fan Ice Hack

While everyone knows to use a portable fan to cool down, have you ever put a bucket filled with ice in front of a fan? The ice helps the fan blow cold air, providing cool and fresh air inside. Fun fact: this is one of the oldest forms of "air conditioning" in history.

Change Your Sheets

A great way that you can keep yourself cool is by using white cotton sheets. Swapping your current bed sheets with white cotton ones will help them absorb less heat. While you're at it, buy a buckwheat pillow because they're great at staying cool.

Focus on Keeping Yourself Cool

Trying to keep your entire home cool without an air conditioner can be tough, but you can focus on keeping yourself cool instead of your entire home. Drink ice-blended beverages or put a damp cloth on your wrists or neck. Much of your body's heat sensitivity is through your feet, so dipping your feet in cold water is one of the best ways to make yourself more comfortable.

Do Chores in the Dark

If you have to use an appliance that produces heat during your chores, it is advised to save it for later in the evening. Use this tip for chores like vacuuming or laundry—this will help you reduce the heat in your home.

Sleep Low

Heat rises and cold air drops. In a pinch, crash on the downstairs couch or basement. If all else fails, you can put your mattress on the floor if the air feels cooler down there.

Contact JD Service Now!

Although these tips are great tips to keep cool, nothing beats having an A/C system that keeps your entire home cool during hot summer days. At JD Service Now, we have a team of A/C installation experts that help our customers enjoy perfect indoor temperatures at a reasonable price. We go to great lengths to ensure you are completely satisfied with our services. You can trust that your repair or installment will be performed by one of our highly-trained and fully-certified technicians to ensure the job is done properly.

Need to schedule a service appointment? Call JD Service Now today at (919) 626-3626!