We’re on track for this to the hottest summer on record – and July 2023 has already been the hottest month so far. It appears that this is the new normal for summers, and it’s changing how we prepare for, cope with, and try to mitigate soaring temperatures. In fact, we decided to include items for keeping cool at home in our Best Housewarming Gifts series.
In addition, David Steckel, home expert at Thumbtack, gave us four tips that we all can use to stay cool at home. “Enhance your fan’s cooling power by placing a bowl of ice or cold water in front of it,” he says. “As the fan blows air over the ice or water, it’ll disperse a coolness throughout your room – and to ensure even distribution, consider using an oscillating fan.”
Another way to keep spaces comfortable cool is by closing doors and sealing gaps. “By shutting doors to unused rooms and sealing any gaps around doors and windows, you can prevent cool air from escaping and maintain a pleasant indoor temperature,” Steckel says.
Next, he recommends a cooling mattress topper to stay cool during the night. “These specially designed toppers, often made from breathable materials like latex and infused with cooling gel, can help regulate body temperature while sleeping.”
Finally, Steckel recommends embracing the natural coolness of the night by opening windows after sunset. Allowing the night air to flow into the room can help regulate the temperature and keep furniture and floors pleasantly cool.”
These are the top 10 housewarming gifts for keeping cool at home during the soaring (and searing) heat.
Quince European Linen Blackout Curtains
Homeowners can block the sun and the heat with these Quince European Linen Blackout Curtains. The luxury linen panels are 48” wide, and available in three panel lengths: 84”, 96” and 108”. The dual top treatment includes back tabs and also a pole top. Color choices include cloud, grey, light grey, blue, sand, flax, and white.
Sleep Number TrueTemp Pillow
The Sleep Number True Temp Pillow uses 37.5® Technology (a natural volcanic material technology) to regulate body temperature by capturing human infrared energy and also speeding the evaporation of moisture. The technology is embedded into the fabric, so it lasts for the life of the pillow. In addition, the pillow’s cover is cool to the touch and hypoallergenic.
Saatva Graphite Memory Foam Mattress Topper
The 3-inch layer of memory foam in the Saatva Graphite Cooling Mattress Topper not only provides a plush, pressure-relieving experience. The foam is infused with graphite, an advanced cooling technology, designed to keep homeowners from getting hot. The body-hugging topper also minimizes motion transfer and works with back, side, and stomach sleepers.
The Company Store Seersucker Duvet Cover
Regardless of the season, some people like to sleep under comforters and duvets. The Company Cotton Seersucker Duvet Cover provides a coastal-cool look. It’s made of 100% cotton, and reverses to 200-thread count cotton percale. The seersucker material is cool on hot nights, and includes button closure as well as four interior corner ties.
SweetNight Eye Tech Mask
The SweetNight Eye Tech Mask provides 100% light blocking, and a gentle vibration. It also has a cold gel compress (as well as a warm compress) that can be used to soothe the eyes and lessen eye inflammation, in addition to providing an overall cooling sensation. The mask has a detachable battery that charges with USB Type C and USB 2.0 cables. It can also be used wired with the magnetic power cable.
Parachute Linen Sheet Set
Crisp linen always helps you sleep cooler, and the Parachute Linen Sheet Set is made of 100% European flax and cool to the touch. In addition, the back envelope closure on the pillowcases provides a neater and more elegant bedding experience. The linen sheet set is available in over a dozen colors, including wave, melon, moss, clay, cream, and bone.
TCL 8,000 BTU 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner
With the ability to cool rooms up to 325 sq ft, the TCL 8,000 BTU 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner is also a fan and a dehumidifier. It has a LED display, remote control, and smart features that can be controlled via the TCL App or with Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. Onboard handles and wheels allow the machine to easily transported. The portable air conditioner vents out of the window.
Dreo Cruiser Pro T1 Tower Fan
The slim design belies the power of the Dreo Cruiser Pro T1 Tower Fan, which has six speeds and four modes. The fan oscillates 90 degrees and can reach 29.5 feet. The bladeless fan has a high torque motor and the LED display is easy to read.
HiCOZY Nugget Ice Maker
Remember Steckel’s advice to put a bowl of ice or cold water in front of the fan? The HiCOZY Nugget Ice Maker can produce ice in 5 minutes – and can make up to 83 cups of ice a day, while remaining quiet. It makes nugget ice, which is also great for beverages, and especially when entertaining. Nugget ice is also softer, and ideal for chewing and crunching.
Dyson Pure Cool TP01 Air Purifier and Fan
It’s possible to purifier the air and cool it at the same time with the Dyson Pure Cool TP01 Air Purifier and Fan. The air purifier feature captures and traps odors, gases, pollen, pet dander, dust, and other pollutants. It also releases a purified airflow that cools as well. The machine oscillates up to 70 degrees, and has a magnetized remote control that can be stored on the machine so it’ll never got lost.