Use these creative tips to beat the heat this summer
This summer is shaping up to be a furnace! It's early summer and we've already had record-breaking temperatures throughout the Okanagan. And while the hot, sunny weather is welcome in many ways, especially after being locked down, there can be a limit to just how much heat is bearable. Here are a few hot weather hacks to keep you from roasting:
Who knew there were so many creative ways you could use your refrigerator? Firstly, if you want to quickly chill those room temperature drinks you just bought, try wrapping them in a wet paper towel before putting them in the freezer. In just 15 mins, the heat transfer from the container to the towel should cool them right down. You can also use your freezer for relief at night by freezing your pillow or pillowcase before you go to bed. Some people even keep a back-up in the freezer in case they wake up sweltering.
For sunburns, try making aloe vera ice cubes for cooling relief on the affected areas. Any why not put your skin lotion in the fridge so that you are cooling yourself down as your moisturize.
Getting into a car that's been sitting in the sun can be painfully hot. To quickly cool it down, try opening the passenger window while you rapidly open and close the driver side door. This will cause the hot air to be sucked out of the low-pressure area created by the passenger window.
Optimize your fan usage to help circulate your air conditioning throughout the room. You will want a counter-clockwise direction to create a wind-chilling effect as air travels straight downwards. You can also use fans to circulate the cooler basement air upwards to the hotter top floors.