Staying Cool in the Summer

Olympia Mays, Author

All across the world, people have been struggling with keeping cool during the 2022 summer because of frequent heat waves and wildfires. For most people, air conditioning has been the only solution. But here are some tips to stay cool during the summer months.

1. Keep your blinds and curtain closed

Keeping your blinds and curtains keep out the heat, maybe just a little, but they do help keep your home cool.

2. Open your windows in the early morning or in the late afternoon

Most times in the early morning (6:00-7:00 am) or the afternoon (6:00-midnight) it is cooler outside than it is inside. Try opening the windows to let the cool air into the house. But remember to close them at 9:00 am, because then it starts to be hotter outside than inside.

3. Try taking short cool showers.

Taking cool showers during the day cools you down. Also, short showers take less energy. Try not to take long hot showers during the summer, as it takes a lot of energy to warm up, and it is not good for the environment. 

4. Drink a lot of water

Staying hydrated is very important during heat waves. Remember to drink cold water, as this has the effect of cooling our bodies.

5. If you have a ceiling fan, turn it counterclockwise

Spinning a ceiling fan counterclockwise causes wind. It will make a breeze that will travel throughout your home.


Remember that all these tips are an alternative to using air conditioning, as air conditioning takes a lot of energy. If you absolutely need air conditioning, try turning it on to a lower level to reduce energy use.