It Is Really Hot in Pittsfield, Make Your Own Air Conditioner! (Video)
Temps have been climbing into the 90s, and I am sure we will have that sticky humidity to go with it. So how are you going to keep cool during this time?
I have found a couple of ideas to help out.
On the side of the house or apartment that the sun is on, close the window and the shades to help keep it cooler.
Stick sheets in the freezer for a few minutes before bed. We recommend placing them in a plastic bag first that way it won't smell like something in your freezer. Granted, this won’t keep you cool all night, but it will provide a brief respite from heat and humidity.
You probably know this, Get a leg up on hydration by drinking water throughout the day and a glass right before bed.
This one may be really hard for some but turn off the electronics. Gadgets and other small appliances give off heat, even when turned off. Reduce total heat in the house (and save energy!) by keeping plugs out of sockets when the appliances are not in use.
Cool down a whole room by hanging a wet sheet in front of an open window. The breeze blowing in will quickly bring down the room’s temperature.
If you can't afford an air conditioner make one for about 30 to 40 dollars. A friend of mine Candi Barry, who I have known for a lot of years lives over in Pepperell Mass, made one and now she is going to make an even bigger one. We like to call them redneck air conditioners! She did an awesome job and she said they really do work. She calls it her redneck AC.
Check out her handiwork.
Photos courtesy of Candi Barry
Check out what these folks did, and they work too.
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Here is a smaller one.