Too much heat damages electronic gadgets; it loosens soldered components, fries sensitive ICs, and reduces its battery life and performance. Too much heat also hinders human performance; your brain gets tired faster and don’t get the quality sleep you need because you keep waking up. In many ways, too much heat is bad for both humans and appliances. If your room’s temperature is too hot for comfort, you have to find ways to cool it down.Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do that. Here are a few of them:
Switch to LED lighting – LEDs are now becoming more popular because they last a lot longer than fluorescent lights, they save electricity, and produce less heat. This makes a lot of difference in the temperature of your room, especially if you’re using halogen lighting. Consider switching to LED to reduce heat and lower your electric bill as a bonus.
Get an air conditioner – This is a no-brainer. Air conditioners put cold air into your room in the same way a refrigerator puts cold air into its compartments; it removes heat from the room and sends it out. That is why you can’t have air conditioners fully inside a room, as it would put the heat back into the room. It bumps up the electric bill considerably though. Make sure you have a dedicated socket for this as other sockets have certain limits as to how large the current can be. If you exceed the current limit your room becomes a fire hazard, and this is obviously no way to cool down.
Install an exhaust – Exhausts are a lot cheaper than air conditioners. It doesn’t cool down your room like an air conditioner does, but it does get the temperature down at an acceptable level and gets a new batch of air from the outside to your room. This helps remove toxic fumes present in your room (assuming those did not come from the outside). You do need a hole just like the air conditioner for it to work though.
Try misting fans for a change– The air conditioner and the exhaust are great options, but if you’re in a situation that does not allow you to make a hole for the air conditioner or exhaust, you may want to look at misting fans instead.
Misting fans stay a bit in the middle of an exhaust and an air conditioner in terms of effectiveness. Misting fans use evaporative air-cooling instead of vapor compression commonly used by air conditioners. This enables misting fans to use less electricity but consequently have a lesser cooling power than the air conditioner.
Avoid having your refrigerator in your room – The refrigerator emits heat in the back because it removes the heat inside itself to cool your food down. This is one of the reasons why opening your refrigerator door to attempt to cool down your room is a bad idea; it’ll emit more heat because it has to cool down your whole room. It can’t cool down your room because it’s emitting a lot of heat. It’s a useless cycle that just increases your electric bill.
Get some plants – Plants absorb heat through their leaves. That’s why it feels so much cooler when you’re relaxing under a tree than when you’re relaxing under a shed or an umbrella. Put a couple of plants in your room and it’ll help absorb heat while giving you fresh air and a great looking room.
There are a lot of other ways to cool your room down, but these are the more common factors that cool your room down effectively. Follow these tips and you’ll have a cooler room in no time.
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