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Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

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Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

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It's going to be another very hot day for many people around the country. I hope everyone stays safe and as cool as possible.

 

In the discussion below, please share your tips for staying cool in the hot weather. 

 

I'll kick off with one that helped a lot when my family and I were at the cricket during a scorcher on Saturday - wet a flannel with icewater and place it on the back of your neck. 

 

Jason

 

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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

A small blow up pool can be great. We've had a lot of fun in them over the years. Those cheap clamshell sandpits are also good, especially for keeping kids and pets cool. 

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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

Or just lie in a pile of ice....

 

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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

Move to Melbourne. You'll get really hot, but 5 minutes later the weather will change completely and you'll be freezing, or dripping wet...

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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

All the very best to Workshop members currently suffering extreme hot weather. Stay safe everyone! And feel free to share more tips for beating the heat.

 

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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

It's going to be very hot in some parts of the country over the next few days. Hope everyone can stay safe and cool. 

 

Feel free to share tips about keeping the house (and yourselves) cool.

 

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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

I think I've said this on Workshop before, but invest in indoor and outdoor blinds. They help stop the sun from warming up the house and would save you money in the long run compared to air conditioning.

 

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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

Bad news, my air con died yesterday and it was so old it was not worth repairing.
Goods news, I just bought a new one with a 4 star rating which qualifies for a Queensland Gov rebate of $300. I put my name down for that quick smart as it is only around till the money runs out.
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Re: Tips for staying cool in the hot weather

Good tip @Stuardo. It's always worth checking whether rebates are available for power and water-saving purchases. 

 

I see one of the air con manufacturers is currently plugging wi-fi enabled units so you can control it remotely. Eg turn it on before you get home. 

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