With the weather due to heat up over the coming weeks, now is the time to prepare for those sultry oppressive evenings.
Here in Scotland air conditioning is not something that is normally installed in a property, there are however some quick and easy ways to help cool down in the warm weather. One of the main ingredients of these methods is of course ice. Whether you use ice cube trays or bags, now is a good time to start making a supply for future use.
For a makeshift air con unit all you need is a fan and some ice. As the ice will be having warm air blown on it by the fan, these king size ice cube trays 15 XL Ice Cube Tray are ideal to give some extra cooling time before having to be replaced. As for the fan, something like the 12″ 3 Speed Oscillating Desk Table Fan is ideal.
All you have to do is place the bowl of ice cubes in front of the fan and the cool air from the ice evaporating will be dispersed by the fan. If you can position the fan to blow on the ice cubes at an angle this will be even more effective, hence the use of king size ice cubes to extend the operation of this method. As you can see, a previously prepared supply of ice makes this so much easier.
Another easy method to cool down a room is to hang a wet sheet in front of an open window, thus cooling any air entering the room.
A simple idea to help with a good night’s sleep in hot weather is to dig out your hot water bottle. As it keeps you warm in the winter it can keep you cool in the summer. Just put some cold water in and pop it in the freezer. Once it’s frozen it can be used at night to cool down your bed, thus helping you get a good night’s sleep. Just remember not to over fill as when the water expands as it freezes it may split the bottle, no one wants a wet bed rather than a cool bed.
Last but by no means least, drink plenty water, not only is dehydration a miserable affliction it is so easily avoided. Check that other family members are drinking enough also and, if someone begins to feel unwell and is unusually grumpy, give them water as a precaution.