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5 Quick Tips to Cool Down in the Summer

5 Quick Tips to Cool Down in the Summer

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green Air conditioners are a nice convenience, but they’re not completely necessary for keeping your cool during the summer. They can be noisy and expensive to run. And as nice as cool air is, fresh air coming in the open windows carries the distinct advantage of making your house smell like summer and giving you free background music via the birds in your neighborhood. While Lloyd has done a magnificent job of writing about improvements you can make to your home to cool it without air conditioning , I thought I’d focus on easy tips and tricks for cooling off. These quick, simple ideas will offer immediate relief from the heat, no matter how hot it gets. 5 Easy Ways to Cool Off 1. Keep a Spray Bottle in the Fridge Keep a small spray bottle full of water in the refrigerator. When you’re feeling hot, mist your face and neck a few times with th...

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