How to keep a room cool at night
Let's now look at some tips on how to cool down a house at night. 🌜
Summer nights tend to be the coolest time, particularly in the early hours of the morning.
To keep your house cool, you'll need to use crisper nighttime temperatures to your advantage. 🍃
Open windows and doors
Unlike during the day, when you should keep things closed, it's important to open windows and doors in the evening.
A refreshing cross breeze is the best way to cool down a room at night.
With temperatures cooling, now is the time to welcome cool air into the home. 🏂
Opening windows and doors at night can help to create a cross-breeze and ventilate your home, removing any heat that has built up during daylight hours. 🏠
You should open as many doors, windows, and curtains as possible to maximise the cooling breeze.
Reduce the use of electronics and lights
Lights and electronics, even energy-efficient ones, generate heat, so it's best to avoid using them if you want to keep your house cool. 🤯
When you're wondering how to keep a bedroom cool, it's important you switch light bulbs and electronics in your bedroom off an hour or so before you sleep to maximise comfort.
How to keep yourself comfortable during a heatwave
As important as it is to learn how to make your room cooler, it is also vital you keep your body cool.
Lowering your body temperature can help you feel more comfortable quickly and ensure you get the most from a cooled room. 👍
So, how can you keep yourself cool?
Wear the right clothes
Wearing loose clothing and tying longer hair up can also help to keep you cool.
Natural fabrics such as linen and cotton are ideal for hot-weather clothing and bedding.
Take a shower or bath
A cold shower or bath before bed can help lower your body temperature. 🛀
Although, some people and experts suggest a warm bath or shower is better for cooling since it increases blood flow to the skin's surface and heat loss.
Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water during the day. 🚰
Dehydration can make you feel hotter.
Sweating is the body's most effective way of preventing overheating, so it's important to keep your fluid levels up.
Eat lighter meals
Smaller and lighter meals are easier to digest.
They require less energy to be used, so keep your body temperature down. 🌠
Wet a cloth
Use a wet cloth to lower your body temperature.
Heat escapes through our largest organ, our skin.
The cooler you can make your skin, the more heat you will lose.
A wet cloth (the wetter and bigger, the better) cools the skin as heat rises and causes the water from the cloth to evaporate. 👋
This is a quick and easy way to make yourself more comfortable when it's hot.
Compresses and hot water bottles
Compresses, ice packs, or filled and frozen hot water bottles can provide an immediate chill.🏃
These items also stay cold for quite a while and are great for keeping body temperatures down.
If you don't have these, you can actually make your own cooling compress. 🙌
How do you make a DIY cooling compress?
- Grab a sock (preferably a clean one).
- Fill the sock with uncooked rice or buckwheat.
- Knot or tie the sock.
- Pop it in the freezer for an hour or two.
- Take it out and enjoy the cooling effect.
And here's a pro tip for you: place the compress on your pulse points (including the neck, wrists, and inner elbow) to maximise the cold feeling.
What's the best cooling fan in the UK?
When you're too hot, you just want to cool down fast.
And while tricks like adding ice in front of a fan can help lower the temperature of a room, they're not magic.
But the best cooling fan can ensure even the hottest summer days are a breeze. 😎
So what should you look for in the best fan for a bedroom, office, or other space?
A fan should be:
- Various blade speed
- The right size
- Able to oscillate and tilt
The Dyson Purifier Cool Autoreact is often touted as one of the best fans, but many customers think it's not worth the hefty price tag.
Those who wanted a smaller or quiet fan for their bedroom were disappointed.
We've got some better suggestions for truly powerful and quiet fans for sleeping and chilling.
Our favourite UK cooling fans:
So How Do You Keep A Room Cool?
You don't need to buy an AC or fan to keep your house cool this summer.
Just remember, it is easier to keep a house cool than to cool it down once it's hot.
We recommend combining our tips for how to quickly cool down a room with suggestions on cooling your body for the ultimate comfort during a heatwave. 😄