I don’t know where you all live, but in the South, it is HOT. With these 90° days and humid heat, it has been wild. Just today, I went outside, and after five minutes I was sweating buckets. I didn’t even want to walk to my destination because it was just that bad. All I could think was, “I can’t wait to get done with what I’m doing so I can go back to my room, wash up, and relax under the cool ac. If you’re not fortunate enough to have AC, don’t worry there are other ways to stay cool without AC. For more information follow along.
If you just need to get out of the house to cool down, consider a water activity. A water activity could be as simple as going outside in your backyard and turning on the water hose. Get a Sprinkler, some water balloons, and a waterslide and have at it. It’s even better if you have a pool to take a dip in as well. If you don’t have a pool you can rent your neighbors at Swiply. If that doesn’t sound like a great idea, you check out the local pool or a waterpark. The water temperatures are typically cool, and you will not notice the heat.
While heading over to the waterpark or local pool will cool you down momentarily, you could suffer through the night when you return home. If your AC is not working, a great option is to get a window unit or a fan. When my coworker’s AC bill was running too high, they opted for window units instead. Not only did they drive down the cost of heating their home, but it provided ample AC. If you can’t afford a window unit, a fan will work just as well. Get fans that accommodate the room size you’re going to place them in for optimal cooling.
Other Ways To Stay Cool Without AC
While you’re in the home, there are several other things you can do to cool down. You can close your blinds and the rooms you are not using to keep the cool air in. You can utilize a cold rag, sleep on the bottom floor of your home, and use breathable linen. Enjoy some frozen treats like ice cream or popsicles, and do not forget to stay hydrated either!
Shatel Huntley has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In her spare time, she works with special needs adults and travels the world. Her interests include traveling to off the beaten path destinations, shopping, couponing, and saving.