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Here's how to put one together for use with your summer home

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22 Qershor 2022

Here's how to put one together for use with your summer home

High temperatures are one of the biggest problems of the summer season, especially when the house looks just as hot as the outside environment. In addition to air conditioners, or other ways of refreshing, there are some things you can do without spending at all.

- Keep the windows and doors of the rooms open throughout the night until the early hours of the morning; it is easier to maintain a constant temperature in the house than to try to lower the temperature it has already taken from the heat. In the morning also open the door of the house. Once the house is cool until morning and already the temperature inside is lower than outside, close the windows and door.

- During lunch time, when temperatures are even higher, place a dark cloth on the windows to block out direct sunlight.  

- After sunset, if the house looks hotter than outside, place the cooler or fan (if you have one) in front of the window. This will cause the heat to evaporate gradually from the room / house.

- Avoid using the stove and oven as much as possible. All the heat will not only give a feeling of fatigue to the person cooking in the family, but will also raise the temperature of the whole house. Look for summer recipes, simple and effortless. If you have a house with a yard, or a large balcony, try cooking something in the carrier thus creating a barbeque at home as well.

- Avoid hot showers. Use a neutral water temperature and drink as much water as possible!

- Surround yourself with plants. If you have a small free space, terrace, balcony or garden, especially in the part of the house that is most exposed to the sun, fill it with plants. They will serve as a shield against heat.

- Turn off household appliances. In addition to consuming energy, plug-in appliances heat the environment. Unplug when not in use, such as computer, TV, coffee machine, and turn off lights when you do not need them.

Source: Al Femminile, Frugal Living NW

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