How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner

Are you trying to figure out how to stay cool without an air conditioner? Trust me, I get it! I only recently got an air conditioner for my home, but for quite some time it was not in the budget so we had to make do without one. If you are stressed about staying cool this summer, don’t worry. We have some ideas for you. 

The list we have below are all ways that I have found to stay cool during the hottest times even without an air conditioner. Yes, it is possible! If you don’t have an air conditioner, or you are simply trying to save money by not using yours much, check out this list below.

How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner

Staying cool without an air conditioner can be a challenge, but there are several strategies you can use to beat the heat. Here are some tips to help you stay cool without AC:

Close Those Windows

Keep windows, doors, and blinds closed during the day to prevent hot air from entering your home.

Open Them Back Up

Open windows and doors in the evening and early morning to let in cool air.

Break Out the Fans

Use fans to circulate air in your home. Ceiling fans are great for keeping air moving, but portable fans can also be effective.

Think Outside the Box

Use natural cooling methods such as placing a damp towel on the back of your neck or taking a cool shower.

Dress for It

Use light-colored and breathable fabrics for bedding and clothing.

No Cooking

Avoid using heat-generating appliances such as ovens, dryers, and stovetops during the hottest parts of the day.

Drink Up

Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate you.

Go Elsewhere

If it’s safe to do so, spend time in cooler places such as basements, shaded outdoor areas, or air-conditioned public spaces.

Do you have any other tips to add for staying cool in the hot temperatures without an air conditioner?