Temperatures in the UAE will be as high as 49ºC today, according to the National Centre of Meteorology.
So here are 5 easy ways to help your body, room and home stay cool.
1. Block the Sun
Don’t let the sun overheat your home. Tilt your blinds up and close drapes and shades on windows that receive direct sunlight. If you’re outside, make the most out of awnings, trees and shrubs for shade.
2. Ceiling Fans
Change your ceiling fan to turn counterclockwise to help circulate the cool air downward. Be sure to turn off your ceiling fan when leaving the room because fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect- Opens in a new window. If you have an air conditioner then you do have not to worry about this. In case you don’t have AC follow the points below to make your own.
3. DIY Air Conditioner
You’ll need a pan or bowl and fill it with ice in front of a fan. The breeze from your fan will pick up the ice’s surface as it melts and will create a cooling mist for you. At night, if it’s safe to do so, draw your curtains or open your window to catch a cool breeze to cool your room.
4. Take a Shower
Taking a shower can help your body cool down. Let your hair air-dry to help extend the cooling period of your body and maximize the cool and clean feeling of a cold shower.
5. Don’t Use Your Stove
Consider using your microwave or grill to cook and prepare food. It’ll help keep your home cooler and save energy as well. You can also consider ordering take-out.