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14 Ways to Keep Cool in Your Home Without Air Conditioning

11. Try a buckwheat pillow. If the heat is preventing you from sleeping, switching to a buckwheat pillow can make a big difference, since buckwheat doesn’t hold on to your body heat like conventional pillows do.

12. Learn from your pets. How does your cat cope with the hottest part of the day? She snoozes! If you can squeeze in an afternoon nap, go for it.

13. Chill out. Turn on your table fan and stick a frozen bottle of water in front of it to get some cold air circulating.

14. Plant a tree. If you can, plant trees on the side of your house that gets the most sun. The extra shade will protect your home from the sun’s rays.

Do you have any favorite ways to keep your finger off of the thermostat? Share your tips in the comments!

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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10:02AM PDT on Oct 10, 2014

It is important to not become dependent on air conditioner usage. Using these tips should help to lower AC cost in the long run and your bills as well.

2:09AM PDT on Oct 10, 2014

We have never had air-con so I do most of these already. I would like to try the buckwheat pillow, sounds good. Thanks.

2:08AM PDT on Oct 10, 2014

We have never had air-con so I do most of these already. I would like to try the buckwheat pillow, sounds good. Thanks.

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5:41PM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Thank you for the article... got some ideas.

3:01AM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

Good info, thanks for sharing.

2:32AM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

thanks for good tips

8:33PM PDT on Jun 23, 2014

Happy Summer :) Stay Cool.

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