The hot weather season is back, with the Meteorological Department predicting it to last until May.
It would be nice to be confined inside an air-conditioned room to escape the heat and humidity, but unfortunately, not everyone can afford the device.
Fret not, here are five ways you can keep cool without an air-conditioner and save electricity at the same time:
1) Water in a basin
Have you ever wondered why your bathrooms are always cool? It is because of the pails filled with water. Fill up a basin or pail with water and keep it in a corner of the room you are in, and see the difference for yourself.
2) Ice cubes
These work best with a stand fan. Place a few ice cubes in a container and place it directly in front of a stand fan, so that the air that comes from the device will be cooled as it circulates around a room.
3) Use LED light bulbs
LED light bulbs emit less heat, are cheaper than the normal menthol bulbs, and are more environmental-friendly.
4) Fan to the window
Again, this works best with a stand fan. Switch on the fan about 10 to 15 minutes before you sleep for instance, so that the air circulation will drive the hot air of the room by the time you go to bed.
5) Close the curtains
If your house living room is exposed to direct sunlight during the day, keep your sliding door and curtains closed, to keep the hot air from entering the room and become trapped inside.
There you go, five cheap, yet effective ways to stay cool in this hot season, without having to fork out a bomb on electricity charges.
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