TechAffordable ways to stay cool during summer heatwaves

Affordable ways to stay cool during summer heatwaves

Air conditioner
Air conditioner
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10 July 2024 15:17

Although it is becoming increasingly popular, relatively few people can install air conditioning. Those who do not want or cannot spend that money can use alternative methods to cool their homes during heat waves. Here is a simple and almost free way that anyone can use:

High temperatures negatively impact our physical and mental well-being, prompting us to seek ways to protect ourselves. Even after closing windows and covering them with various types of shades, the heat in the house remains far from comfortable. The best solution would be air conditioning, but not everyone has permission or the means for it. In this situation, we have a practical tip for you.

Air conditioning not an option?

When the heat is unbearable, many people's natural reaction is to desire an air conditioner. Some invest in these devices and install them in their homes, but many cannot afford them.

Installing an air conditioner in a flat is costly. Purchasing the device is just the beginning of the expenses; later, operational costs, such as higher electricity bills and maintenance fees, must also be paid to prevent the proliferation of bacteria in the air conditioner. When we tally up all these expenses, the total cost is significant. We have an excellent solution if you cannot afford such an expense.

How to make a homemade air conditioner

On hot days, you can make a homemade air conditioner yourself. You don't need to be a handyman to do this. All you need is a regular fan and two bowls - a larger one and a smaller one. Pour cold water into the larger bowl and fill the smaller one with ice cubes. Place the smaller bowl inside the larger one and set this construction before the fan. When you turn on the fan, the air passing through this setup will become pleasantly cool. The effect will be similar to that of an air conditioner.

The resulting air vortex will be much cooler than if we simply turned on the fan. However, remember to regularly change the water and replenish the melted ice cubes.
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