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15 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without Central Air

Best Lists Logo By Emerald Catron of Best Lists | Slide 1 of 16: After a long winter and chilly spring, the heat of summer feels like a gift from heaven. But the truth is that those warm summer days are actually a mixed blessing. While warm weather means backyard parties and dining alfresco, for people without air conditioning, it can also mean a stiflingly hot home where getting comfortable is next to impossible.However, while nobody loves peeling themselves off their furniture or noticing conspicuous sweat marks developing on their clothing, beating the heat is often more than just a matter of personal comfort. On average, more than 600 people die from heat every year in the US, according to the CDC, and many more will experience heat exhaustion. The good news? Even if you don’t have the cash or incentive to spring for central air, you can still make yourself safer, cooler, and more comfortable with these easy tips for keeping your home cool. And for more ways to stay cool, check out 20 Tips for a Less Sweaty Summer.

15 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without Central Air

After a long winter and chilly spring, the heat of summer feels like a gift from heaven. But the truth is that those warm summer days are actually a mixed blessing. While warm weather means backyard parties and dining alfresco, for people without air conditioning, it can also mean a stiflingly hot home where getting comfortable is next to impossible.

However, while nobody loves peeling themselves off their furniture or noticing conspicuous sweat marks developing on their clothing, beating the heat is often more than just a matter of personal comfort. On average, more than 600 people die from heat every year in the US, according to the CDC, and many more will experience heat exhaustion. The good news? Even if you don’t have the cash or incentive to spring for central air, you can still make yourself safer, cooler, and more comfortable with these easy tips for keeping your home cool. And for more ways to stay cool, check out 20 Tips for a Less Sweaty Summer.

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