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Property Expert Shares Ways To Cool House Down During Heatwave

Jess Hardiman

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Property Expert Shares Ways To Cool House Down During Heatwave

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@thatpropertyguy

With the incoming heat wave, things are hotting up here in the UK.

Most parts of the UK are going to be enjoying some 'dry and sunny' weather' with temperatures in the low 30s, though some places in the south of England could see even warmer weather coming their way.

Now, a property expert has shared some simple tricks to help cool your house down when it's hot, from how best to cook meals without getting too sweaty to hacks that will make you have a better night's sleep. Watch and learn below:

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That Property Guy (@thatpropertyguy) shares TikTok videos on 'all things property', including one recent post about 'ways to stay cool' this summer.

In the clip that was shared, which has 2.3 million views, he says: "I don't know about you but I'm starting to struggle with this heat, so here are some easy ways to keep your house cool."

He goes on to suggest a number of ways that might help, starting with shutting your windows, blinds and curtains during the day.

He explains: "It might sound daft, but keep your windows shut and draw your curtains. During the day, this will keep the hot air out.

"And then you're going to want to circulate cool air inside the house, so fill up some bowls with water and some ice.

"Bowls of water will cool down the house, especially if you use a fan."

Credit: TikTok/@thatpropertyguy
Credit: TikTok/@thatpropertyguy

However, if you have to have the windows open, there's also a way of doing so that will apparently minimise heat.

"If you have to open the windows, open a couple at either ends of the house and this creates a through-draft," he advises.

"Open loft windows as well."

While many of you may stick to salads and other simple dishes when the temperatures rise, there's also a way of cooking that won't get you too flustered.

That Property Guy says: "As ovens create heat, try and do your cooking outside - best to use a barbeque if you can."

Credit: TikTok/@thatpropertyguy
Credit: TikTok/@thatpropertyguy

Over in the bedroom, he also advises to 'get rid of that duvet', continuing: "You can always get your bedding, put it in a bag and put it in the freezer just before you go to bed. Sounds a bit wacky but it cools your bedding right down and it's great for when you're trying to sleep."

Finally, think about how your home is lit.

He says: "Halogen light bulbs create heat, so try and change them to LEDs if you can. The added benefit is that they use less energy.

"And turn off major appliances where you can. It might stop you from getting hot and flustered, and appliances generate heat as well."

Credit: TikTok/@thatpropertyguy
Credit: TikTok/@thatpropertyguy

The viral video has more than 265,000 likes, along with more than 1,900 comments.

One person said: "Yep I do this, makes a massive difference and really works."

Another wrote: "Mate that sheet idea is genius though, I've got Covid and it's 28 degrees... I need this."

But not everyone was quite open to That Property Guy's solutions, with one joking: "But if I did that I wouldn't have anything to complain about and if I can't complain am I even British?"

As weather begins to warm up over the UK, a meteorologist has issued a warning about high levels of UV across the UK in the coming days. You can read more on that here.

Topics: Weather, UK News, Hacks, News, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
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