From lamps to your TV – heat-emitting home appliances to shut OFF in hot weather | The Sun
BRITS are under assault by a brutal heatwave this week – and our home appliances could be making things worse.
Appliances that must be plugged in tend to generate a fair amount of heat, which will make a room even hotter on scorching days.
This is particularly true if they're located in a small room with little ventilation, such as a study.
All appliances give off some energy in the form of heat, but some are bigger offenders than others.
This is because they're not very energy efficient, meaning they release more waste energy.
Lighting (specifically incandescent and halogen), TVs, dishwashers, stoves, and refrigerators are among the worst offenders.
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Washing machines, tumble dryers and desktop PCs also give off a lot of heat.
Make sure you refrain from using items such as your washing machine and dishwasher on the very hottest days.
It may also be worth unplugging devices you have on standby during the day like TVs.
These will not only cool your house down, but they might also save you some money on your electricity bill too.
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Of course, you can't switch off ALL of your appliances – not without spoiling all of the food in your fridge, at least.
But anything you can avoid using as the U.K. braces for the hottest day of the year will help keep your home cool.
You can also try out a neat electric fan hack to battle the soaring mercury.
Your fan is designed to move air around the room, sucking it in from the back and blowing it out of the front.
This keeps us cool as faster-moving air from the fan pushed away the warmer air that is in contact with our skin.
It helps us to feel cooler as moisture in the form of sweat on our skin evaporates more quickly in the presence of the air.
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One way to make that air feel even COOLER is to stick a bowl of ice in front of your fan.
As it evaporates, the steam will rise in front of the fan where it forms a lovely cool breeze that gets pushed around the room.
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