How to make your fan work harder - ipanergy
The sun is beaming and if you're outside enjoying a cold drink or heading to the beach, you're probably thrilled! But if you're inside your home trying to get work or chores done, you might be struggling to keep your cool.
British homes are infamously ill-equipped to deal with heatwaves, and most of us don't have the luxury of aircon. You may rely on a fan to cool down, but if used the wrong way, all it will do is blow more hot air in your direction, which is the last thing anyone wants.
We've put together some top tips to make your fan work even better and help you ride out the hot spell.
Let the air in
Get hot air out and let cool air in by creating a crosswind. Keep your windows, doors and blinds shut during the day to avoid hot sun beating down into your house. Then, during the evening, open your windows and place one fan facing towards the window, so it pushes the heat out. Use a second fan, placed inwards, to circulate cool air into the room.