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20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heat Wave

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave 20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

20

Hot Ways To Keep Cool
In A Summer Heat Wave

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

Hot and bothered in the summer heat?

We've got 20 refreshing ideas to help you keep your cool and beat the heat this summer.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

1

Try a new
air conditioner

No AC at home? Start with the simplest solution.
Explore air conditioners with innovative features, like having a fan, dehumidifier and air conditioning all in one!

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

2

Get outdoors and
fire up your BBQ

Leave the searing heat to your grill. Chill out on your deck or patio — and outside the kitchen. Appliances like your oven or stove give off heat and raise temps indoors.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

3

Treat yourself to
more smoothies

Live the sweet life! From afternoon snacks to morning shakes, a blender or juicer offers icy relief when you need it.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

4

Grab some shelter
under a gazebo

Lots of lawn and no shade? A gorgeous gazebo transforms your backyard into a breezy outdoor living space.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

5

Get just enough
sun under a pergola

Hide from the heat without losing rays. Add a pergola above your deck or patio with easy-to-control canopies and covers, perfect for any setting.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

6

Invest in trees

Branch out! Start planting today for natural leafy shade tomorrow. Harvest apples and pears, or admire foliage outside your window. A well-placed tree will keep out sun exposure so you stay cooler indoors. Visit a Lowe's Garden Centre near you
to view our full selection.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

7

Hang curtains
and drapes

Don't hesitate; insulate! Light filtering or insulated curtains and drapes help to block the sun and sweltering heat.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

8

Stay dry and
dehumidify

Stressed over a sticky, humid summer? Dehumidifiers pull out excess moisture from the air so you don't have to break a sweat.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

9

Save energy with
smart thermostats

Keep your cool during a heat wave. When temperatures fluctuate, smart thermostats are automated to help you stay in your comfort zone.


20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

10

Give your ceiling
fan a spin

Turn, turn, turn. Adjust the direction of your ceiling fan as the seasons change. Rotate counterclockwise to pull up hot summer air and enjoy a satisfying breeze!

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

11

Break out the
beverages

Cheers! Stock up your outdoor kitchen with a temperature-controlled mini fridge or wine cooler. Quench your thrist with your favourite drinks, deliciously chilled to perfection.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

12

Install more outdoor
sun protection

Looking for more cover? Escape scorching summer days by adding awnings over your patio, deck, or doorways. Close exterior shutters to block the heat from your windows.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

13

Prop up patio
umbrellas 24/7

Don’t wait for a rainy day! Patio umbrellas are must-haves for sunny wining and dining. Keep the conversation going after dark, under the glow of solar-powered LED lights.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

14

Treat your
windows

Dress to impress! Add blinds and shades to accentuate your room, insulate hot and cold, and filter light.


20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

15

Upgrade your
light fixtures

Here’s a bright idea: Prevent heat build-up by installing energy-efficient lighting! Low-heat CFL or LED bulbs are best.



20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

16

Turn on the
waterworks

Go wild! Fight sizzling heat with a splash. Thrill the kids, set the sprinkler to full blast, and soak in the nostalgia. If you head to the pool, don’t forget fun accessories to stay afloat.


20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

17

Make your own
masterpiece

Picturesque or practical. Why not both? Create a beautiful display with window film that also keeps it cool indoors.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

18

Put hot air
to good use

Reach for the sky! Pounce on inflatables and bouncers that boost summer activities with oversized fun.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

19

Think outside
the icebox

Ready to melt? Stock your freezer for cold comfort to survive hot summer nights. Before tucking in, stick bed sheets inside a bag and let them sit for five minutes or less.

20 Hot Ways To Keep Cool In A Summer Heatwave

20

Wind down
and relax

It’s easy breezy. Trust portable fans to blow off mosquitoes so you can focus on more lounging, less swatting. Don’t oscillate over this hot weather essential.

Getting through the summer beyond air conditioning is surprisingly easier than you think. While there’s nothing better than the real thing, now you know dozens of ways to keep your cool. Enjoy!

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