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Woman Drops Temperature By Four Degrees Using Simple Foil Hack

Woman Drops Temperature By Four Degrees Using Simple Foil Hack

The UK is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave, and this is one hack that could help to keep you cool!

The UK is in the midst of some seriously hot weather that could see the hottest-ever temperature recorded in England today or tomorrow.

But the heat does come with its dangers, and now one woman has shared a handy one-minute foil hack that could see you drop the temperature in your home by up to four degrees.

Jay Virdee took inspiration from a car with a large windscreen sunshade and decided to see if blocking out the windows in her home would have the same effect.

Spoiler alert: it did!

Foil can help cool your home down!

However, it took some trial and error to get right as she initially tired to block out the sun with tin foil on her windows, but this proved expensive and it tore easily.

It also left her sitting in the dark, which wasn't ideal for obvious reasons.

But she was determined to use foil to cool down and discovered that a £2 emergency foil blanket does the job perfectly - while letting in that all important sunshine so that you can get the best of both worlds.

They can block out a whopping 50 to 60 percent of the sun coming into a room and are transparent enough not to leave you sitting in total darkness.

Virdee was inspired by a windscreen sunshade.

Virdee, who is from Buckinghamshire, said: "One blanket goes a very long way - it is very big.

"They are only necessary for the windows receiving the most sun so there's no need to sell out any stores or raid emergency supplies!

"It's best to apply in the morning or evening and do a 360 check outside the house to ensure it's not reflecting any sun into vehicles or other houses.

"It should also be applied securely to ensure that children or vulnerable people can't pull it down and hurt themselves.

"My dog loves ANYTHING crispy-sounding so I've made sure it's out of his reach!"

You can also buy these blankets in multipacks if you're looking to cool down more than one room - just be sure to keep Virdee's advice in mind about reflections.

The emergency blanket can block out a lot of the sun.

Virdee explained that she has more reason than most to be careful during the heatwave and revealed that she suffers from a rare autoimmune condition and lung disease.

She said: "Extreme heat can cause flare-ups of health conditions that can lead to you feeling very fatigued and unwell.

"Besides feeling cooler, I feel happier as my lungs are nowhere near as affected as they would be in such a heatwave.

"It also stops you from needing to keep the fan on all day - which is great whilst we're in the midst of a cost of living crisis."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Life, Hacks