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Tips for keeping your home cool without using air conditioners

When the heat becomes unbearable, especially in the evenings, cooling the air becomes essential. Using air conditioners is the most effective choice, but it can imply health problems as well as a big financial outlay.

In fact, air conditioners are characterised by a very high consumption of electricity, which can weigh heavily on the bill, obviously especially during the summer period. 

However, there are tricks to keep the air cooler in the home, small home remedies that have less impact on health, the environment and also, of course, on savings.

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The air conditioner consumes a lot of energy and can be harmful to health and nature
When the heat becomes unbearable cooling the air in the home becomes essential. Using air conditioners is the most effective choice, but it can imply health problems, as well as a big financial outlay. In fact, air conditioners are characterized by a very high consumption of electricity, which can weigh heavily on the costs in the bill, obviously especially so in the summer period. However, there are tricks to keep the air cooler in the house, small home remedies that impact less on health, the environment and also, of course, on savings.
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Use the fan
The first tip is also the most obvious one: the fan is an excellent ally against the heat, and in terms of pollution and energy expenditure it impacts much less than the air conditioner. A useful tip is to place ice in front of the fans to further cool the air.
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Use light-colored curtains
Curtains help to contain the heat from outside, especially when they are light-coloured. In the evening, lightly wetting the underside of the curtains improves the climate in the bedroom, promoting rest.
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Unplugging mobile device outlets
When plugged in, televisions, smartphones, tablets and computers consume energy and consequently spread a lot of heat. Minimising the use of sockets therefore limits the temperature rise in the home.
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Surround yourself with plants
Plants and trees help naturally to protect against heat. Where possible, therefore, it would be useful to have plants to counteract the heat: climbing plants in particular are the most effective against heat, halving the impact of the weather.
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Use sheets made of natural fibers
Bed sheets (and pillowcases) made of natural fibres, such as cotton and linen, dissipate moisture and warm air more easily due to their wider weave, which keeps the body cooler when going to bed.
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Use led bulbs
The choice of bulbs is also crucial: fluorescent and LED bulbs give off significantly less heat than incandescent bulbs. In any case, of course, it is advisable to reduce the use of any light bulbs to an absolute minimum.
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Close the window frames during the daytime
Keeping window frames closed or ajar keeps a cool climate in the house, preventing warm air from entering the home from outside.
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Keeping the windows open in the evening
If keeping the windows closed during the day helps to preserve an optimal home climate, vice versa in the evening, from sunset onwards, opening the windows (or keeping them ajar) allows some fresh air to pass through and keeps the house at an optimal temperature.
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Minimize the use of household appliances
All electrical appliances consume a lot of energy and spread heat: those that are not strictly necessary, such as the oven, should be used sparingly to avoid raising the temperature in the house.
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19/04/2024
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