Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

Summer in the Philippines is usually synonymous to going to the beach or going to the colder parts of the country such as Batanes, Baguio, Sagada, or Abra but if you are stuck in Metro Manila and in the provinces where there is nothing but sun and humidity, it may be time to get cracking to fight the heat.

1. Damp Curtains Desert Trick

One of the most effective ways to make your house cooler during the summertime without using the AC is to try a desert trick. The desert trick is to hang a wet or semi-wet sheet on one of your open windows so that incoming breezes will be cool.

2. Close The Windows

Close the windows if it’s hotter outside your house. This may not be a good idea if your home does not have enough ventilation but if it does, this trick will definitely keep the heat off from creeping in.

3. Spritz Yourself

If the humidity is high, having a spray bottle in the refrigerator is a good idea. Of course you would have to spray this cold water on your skin. As the water evaporates, it will cool you down. According to experts, spraying cold water on your wrists will help in cooling you down.

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