8 Tips to Survive the Summer Heat Indoors

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Whether or not you have air conditioning in your home, during those summer heat waves it can get rather hot. We spend a lot of time out in the summer sun so we like to be able to come in to a cool house.

Here’s some great tips on how to survive the summer heat while indoors:

Get Downstairs. Heat rises so if you have a lower level in  your home it will be the place to cool off the fastest. A basement is even better! Our basement stays extra cool all summer long.

Choose Cotton. Select light-colored cotton sheets to cool off on those hot summer nights in bed. Lightweight cotton is breathable and allows your body to cool off easier. We love our PeachSkinSheets.

Adjust Ceiling Fans. Be sure to adjust the settings on your ceiling fans so the blades run counter-clockwise. This pulls the hot air up. In the winter reverse the setting to push the hot air down.

Block Out Sun. Use black out curtains and shades to keep rooms dark and the sunlight out. If you don’t want to buy new curtains or shades, hang a blanket or sheet to darken rooms for a temporary solution.

Turn Off Lights. Keep the lights off. My husband always asks me why I’m sitting in the dark. I always have the lights off unless they’re completely necessary. Besides saving on electricity the darker room helps keep them cooler because, well, lights do give off heat.

Use Water. Cool your body down by taking a cold shower or fill a tub with cold water to cool off your feet. You could also fill a spray bottle with water to mist everyone to help cool them off. It’s also fun for the kids!

Oven and Stove Off. During the summer we use our grill as much as possible. By doing this we don’t heat up our house from the stove and oven. Plus, we just love grilled food so much better. If you’re a grill godess like me, be sure to check out our 10 Essential Backyard BBQ Grilling Tools & Gadgets.

Use Portable Fans. Using a combination of fans is a great way to cool off. We love the Honeywell Turbo on the Go! fan and QuietSet Tower Fan. The Turbo on the Go! fan is perfect for cooling off at your desk while the Quiet Air Tower 8 is great for cooling off a whole room. These fans are absolutely amazing! I love that the Turbo on the Go! fan is portable or I can plug in to my computer’s USB for quick use.

Honeywell whole room fan

The new battery powered Turbo® on the Go! portable fan can be taken virtually anywhere you go with its easy-to-fold, hang-handle and battery operation. This new Honeywell fan innovation is exceptionally lightweight to hand carry or toss in a beach, gym or overnight bag. The Turbo® on the Go! has the ability to fold flat for easy traveling, stand upright & pivot as desired, or hang anywhere in order for users to cool down at the office, park, subway, car, lakeside and more!

Honeywell Turbo on the Go! Fan

Key Features

  • Feel the Turbo Force air movement up to 3 feet away
  • DC motor saves up to 50% energy vs. AC motors
  • Carrying/hanging handle with multiple adjustment settings for use virtually anywhere
  • USB or battery powered (USB cord included, batteries not included)
  • 1 Speed

The Honeywell Turbo on the Go! fan is available at Target and Best Buy for only $12.99.

According to Honeywell Fans “Sound Sleep” Survey, across the country, a whopping 85% of Americans have used a fan while sleeping. Of the Americans who use a fan for sleep, over 8 in 10 say it is for temperature comfort or control. A quarter of those who run fans while sleeping say they use it for the white noise. The top three items that Americans say contribute to their best night sleep are bedding, fans and Blackout Curtains.

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Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. Good tips I am always looking for more of those. I hate the heat absolutely hate to be too hot
    even in summertime. I would add try to run the dryer as much too or at least have a door that closes
    off that room. Chew on lots of shaved ice. I sleep with a fan on me on high year round. Yes even in the
    coldest of winter. The one I have is so noisy I am sure this one would be nicer and
    less noisy.

  2. Those are some good tips. I live in North Carolina and it’s been in the high 90’s and humid as hell! Another one that I do is not run the clothe’s dryer during the day because it makes my little townhome ridiculously hot.

  3. Great tips and too follow. I try to stay out of the heat as much as possible. Our house isn’t that air tight so not as cool. I do have a fan in my room that helps.

  4. Thanks for all of the great tips. I do quite a few of them. It’s been a really hot summer here so far and some days it is just hard to stay cool.

  5. These are some great ideas. I don’t do well in the heat since I became a little older so I try to stay in the air conditioning when it’s super hot outside.

  6. We use room darkening curtains—makes a huge difference! We also use fans near some of the AC registers to move the cooler air into the room more effectively.

  7. I didn’t know about adjusting the ceiling fans for the winter months and the summer months. Must share with hubby. Thanks for sharing the great tips!

  8. The apt below us is cooler in summer being on low level and our electricity bill is higher, but in the winter heat rises and they have a higher gas bill for heat. I bake sometime in middle of night here lately.

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