Balance home temperatures on those unpredictable days when the weather goes a little crazy.
Life is unpredictable, and so is the weather. Chances are you WILL need to balance home temperatures throughout the year without resorting always to flicking a switch.
If you’d like to take back control of the temperature within your home, here are 17 ways to show you how.
Balance Home Temperatures When It’s HOT!
- Put a bowl of ice in front of a fan and place it in the direction you need it. This works great when you’re hot in bed and need a cool breeze to help you sleep.
- Put a hot water bottle in the freezer for a couple of hours and remove it when you want to use it.
- If you know you’re going out, put your clothes in a clean plastic bag, and then place them in the freezer. Take them out when you’re ready to leave.
- Add a cold compress or cold running water over your wrists. This will give you instant relief from the heat.
- Switch on your air conditioning, not only to cool the home down but to take the humidity out of the air too.
- Sleep in something loose rather than naked. Although it seems logical to remove your clothing in bed when you’re too hot, it will actually increase your body heat because of the skin on skin contact.
- Open windows and doors so you get a draft coming through, circulating the air.
- Soak a towel in icy cold water just before you go to bed. Ring it out so that it’s no longer dripping wet, and use this as your blanket to throw over you in bed.
Balance Home Temperatures When It’s COLD!
- Boil the kettle and fill the hot water bottle up with the water. Make sure you only use it with the cover on the avoid scolding yourself.
- Make sure that any windows and doors are closed to prevent a draft to keep all of the warm air in one room. The smaller the room, the hotter it will be as there’s not a large space to fill with heat.
- Wrap your feet up warm as this will hold the temperature to your body and stop it escaping through your feet like it will if you’re not wearing any socks.
- Put the heating on, but only turn it on in rooms that you need it. By controlling this, you will save energy and cut the cost of your heating bills.
- Drink hot beverages and eat warm food. If you like spicy things, add more heat to your diet as this will warm your body temperature and even make you sweat in some cases.
- Open your curtains and blinds during the day while the sun is out, and then close them once it has gone. This lets in the warm rays throughout the day and holds them there during the night.
- Shower with the door open as this will spread that hot air that is created, and pass it through the whole house.
- Once you have finished using the oven, turn it off as you normally would but leave the door open to make use of any hot air that is left inside.
- Tape bubble wrap to your windows to work as extra insulation, especially if you suspect any small gaps between the fittings. Build up layers depending on how cold you are.