Woman reveals window hack to keep house cool during heatwave

Woman’s home-cooling heatwave hack goes viral as she reveals the trick is to keep certain windows CLOSED

  • Rosaline Webb, from West Yorkshire, shares her ‘life hack’ for a cooler home 
  • She took to TikTok to reveal her simple tip for keeping temperatures down
  • Including don’t open all your windows but only  open specific ones this summer
  • Her video has resonated with its 416,000 viewers, with more than 8,500 likes

A woman has revealed a ‘life hack’ for how to cool your home in a heatwave and TikTok users are amazed.

Rosaline Webb, from West Yorkshire, has shared her simple tips for keeping temperatures down at home on TikTok.

The 28-year-old silversmith revealed if you’ve opened all your windows in an attempt to cool your home down during these blistering summer temperatures, you might want to think again.

With temperatures set to reach highs of 36 degrees in the coming week Rosaline said the trick is not to open all your windows – but only to open specific ones.

Rosaline Webb, from West Yorkshire, has shared her simple tips for keeping temperatures down at home on TikTok

Rosaline Webb, from West Yorkshire, has shared her simple tips for keeping temperatures down at home on TikTok

Rosaline’s video has resonated with its 416,000 viewers, with more than 8,500 likes on the popular post. 

Rosaline wrote in the video’s caption: ‘Struggling in a heatwave? This life hack will help.’

‘First, shut all the windows on the south side of the house, or the side of the house that receives the most sunlight.

‘Next, draw all the curtains to stop the sunlight from flooding in.

The 28-year-old silversmith revealed if you've opened all your windows in an attempt to cool your home down during these blistering summer temperatures, you might want to think again

The 28-year-old silversmith revealed if you’ve opened all your windows in an attempt to cool your home down during these blistering summer temperatures, you might want to think again

With temperatures set to reach highs of 36 degrees in the coming week Rosaline said the trick is not to open all your windows ¿ but only to open specific ones

With temperatures set to reach highs of 36 degrees in the coming week Rosaline said the trick is not to open all your windows – but only to open specific ones

People rushed to the comments section to give their own hacks that have worked in their homes

People rushed to the comments section to give their own hacks that have worked in their homes

‘Lastly, open all the windows on the north side of the house, or the side of the house in the shade, to let all the cold air in.’

Rosaline, who runs a jewellery business called Little Red Snail, first heard the tip on BBC Radio 2 some years ago.

She has been using it to keep her and her parents, who she lives with, cool ever since.

Rosaline said: ‘It does truly work, regardless of what people say.

‘I should also point out that the side of my house that faces north receives no direct sunlight whatsoever because of the surrounding houses, so on that side, the house is always cooler.’

Next, Rosaline said it is important to draw all the curtains to stop the sunlight from flooding in and heating up the room

Next, Rosaline said it is important to draw all the curtains to stop the sunlight from flooding in and heating up the room 

She said to shut all the windows on the 'south side of the house', or the side of the house that receives the most sunlight

She said to shut all the windows on the ‘south side of the house’, or the side of the house that receives the most sunlight

People rushed to the comments section to give their own hacks that have worked in their homes. 

One person wrote: ‘If you have sash windows- open both top and bottom, hot air is lighter it will exit the room, cooler air from the bottom will be drawn in. 

Another said: ‘Best method in hot countries. open all windows late evening to early morning to let air cool the house. During the day close all windows and curtains. 

A women gave a quirky alternative to keep the heat out by using silver car window reflectors. 

She admitted it’s ‘not pretty’ but it ‘works a treat’ before mentioned to also close curtains and windows before 12pm. 

Someone else said: ‘ open the loft hatch’ if you have one in your home. 

With the temperatures continuing to rise in the UK, you know what to try and keep your house cool. 

She swears by this useful hack and uses it to keep her and her parents, who she lives with, cool in their home

She swears by this useful hack and uses it to keep her and her parents, who she lives with, cool in their home 

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