Stay cool in the British heatwave
Despite a recent blip in the heatwave, temperatures are expected to rise again, with the forecast hitting the 30’s. Many people are finding it difficult to deal with the heat, and a sudden rise in temperature can cause many different health issues, such as heat stroke.
Key things you can do to alleviate these issues are to stay hydrated and limit time in the sun, especially between 10-4pm. This is especially important for those who are over the age of 65, below the age of 10 and suffer from any form of breathing/heart difficulties.
Avoiding the heat indoors can be easily achieved with our top 8 tips – you’ll be cool as a cucumber in no time!
Block the light out
- Don’t let the sun in. Make sure the house doesn’t become hot in the first place by shutting blinds and curtains and windows in the day. This will prevent the sun’s rays and warm air heating your house up.
Exchange a duvet for a sheet
- Sleep under a sheet instead of a winter duvet – you could even try putting the sheet in a fridge and the cold will help you fall asleep much quicker.
- Focus on your ‘body cooling spots’ such as neck, wrists and feet and apply cold water or ice to help you cool down quicker.
Use a MeacoFan!
- Use a MeacoFan and a Meaco Air Conditioner to help with the heat. We’ve received rave reviews from The Independent, T3, and recently achieved the ‘Quiet Mark’ award for the MeacoFan. It’s good at keeping a large room cool, and perfect for living rooms and bedrooms, as it’s ultra-quiet, and the oscillating fan ensures air bounces of the walls efficiently. It even has an environmentally friendly Eco mode function. Functionality and design are key to Meaco products. The MeacoFan portable and stylish to be in keeping with the home.
- Identify the coldest room in your home and stay there to help cool down.
Refresh with cool water
- Have cold baths and showers and drink cold drinks on a regular basis.
- Stock up on any supplies you may need (water, food, medication) and keep in contact with any elderly citizens you know to make sure they’re okay.
Monitor the weather
- Keep an eye on the forecast, this can be done via TV, radio or social-media, so you know when’s the coolest time to do your errands.