Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • MSE Steve
    • By MSE Steve 20th Jun 17, 9:00 PM
    • 70Posts
    • 24Thanks
    MSE Steve
    MSE News: 12 MoneySaving tips to beat the heatwave
    • #1
    • 20th Jun 17, 9:00 PM
    MSE News: 12 MoneySaving tips to beat the heatwave 20th Jun 17 at 9:00 PM
    Much of the UK has been sweltering in the sunshine over the past few days and it's not over yet, with Wednesday predicted to be the fifth day in a row when temperatures top 30C. To help, we've compiled a short list of MoneySaving ways to survive the sizzle...
    Read the full story:
    í '12 MoneySaving tips to beat the heatwave' '

    Click reply below to discuss. If you havenít already, join the forum to reply.
Page 1
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 20th Jun 17, 10:49 PM
    • 6,415 Posts
    • 19,308 Thanks
    Doc N
    • #2
    • 20th Jun 17, 10:49 PM
    • #2
    • 20th Jun 17, 10:49 PM
    "Close the curtains, open the windows."?

    Not good advice if the air temperature outside exceeds the inside temperature.

    Close the curtains, certainly, but if it's warmer out than in, as it often is, close the windows.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 21st Jun 17, 2:45 AM
    • 12,262 Posts
    • 11,545 Thanks
    jenniewb
    • #3
    • 21st Jun 17, 2:45 AM
    • #3
    • 21st Jun 17, 2:45 AM
    "Close the curtains, open the windows."?

    Not good advice if the air temperature outside exceeds the inside temperature.

    Close the curtains, certainly, but if it's warmer out than in, as it often is, close the windows.
    Originally posted by Doc N


    Not if your neighbours love hanging out of their windows smoking skunk, weed and cigars (yes really) and the occasional fag. Last time I left my windows to let my clothes dry whilst I went out and came back to a home reeking of various combinations of smoking and I ending up needing to wash everything again. This and my windows only open about 10cm!
    • Susie Richards
    • By Susie Richards 21st Jun 17, 9:11 AM
    • 520 Posts
    • 782 Thanks
    Susie Richards
    • #4
    • 21st Jun 17, 9:11 AM
    • #4
    • 21st Jun 17, 9:11 AM
    Small desk fans (6in-7in)


    I've been saying that 6in-7in is small for years!
    • heidihi58
    • By heidihi58 21st Jun 17, 9:35 AM
    • 2 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    heidihi58
    • #5
    • 21st Jun 17, 9:35 AM
    • #5
    • 21st Jun 17, 9:35 AM
    When I lived in Florence 10 years ago and the summers were hotter than here, in the morning everyone closed their blinds, curtains or shutters on any windows exposed to the sun, and kept the windows closed, not open. The double-glazing kept the heat out in the same way that it keeps heat in in the winter. Opening the windows merely allows warm air to enter which defeats the object.

    In the evenings when it cooled down, we opened the windows to let cooler air in.

    We've been doing the same here in the UK this week and it works well.

    Another thing we find helpful is to open the loft hatch and windows at night which seems to create an air current as any hot air rises into the loft. Haven't had any trouble sleeping at all in the past few days!
    • nickylester21
    • By nickylester21 21st Jun 17, 10:39 AM
    • 1 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    nickylester21
    • #6
    • 21st Jun 17, 10:39 AM
    Hot Water Bottle
    • #6
    • 21st Jun 17, 10:39 AM
    Another good way of keeping cool is to fill your hot water bottle up with water and pop in the freezer, allow room for expansion! or put ice cubes in if you have forgotten to do it earlier
    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 21st Jun 17, 5:55 PM
    • 1,711 Posts
    • 4,393 Thanks
    Mobeer
    • #7
    • 21st Jun 17, 5:55 PM
    • #7
    • 21st Jun 17, 5:55 PM
    Make sure any electrical devices not in use are properly turned off - they generate heat when in use.
    • Rebeca73
    • By Rebeca73 24th Nov 17, 10:25 AM
    • 3 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    Rebeca73
    • #8
    • 24th Nov 17, 10:25 AM
    • #8
    • 24th Nov 17, 10:25 AM
    Lolz. a good advice i must say .
    • Jeniffer08
    • By Jeniffer08 28th Nov 17, 2:36 PM
    • 5 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    Jeniffer08
    • #9
    • 28th Nov 17, 2:36 PM
    • #9
    • 28th Nov 17, 2:36 PM
    Thanks for giving us good information
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 28th Nov 17, 3:22 PM
    • 3,903 Posts
    • 37,999 Thanks
    Katiehound
    Fine- in June but today it's a bleak something like 7 degrees with a bitter wind so we'd find 'how to keep warm' advice more useful!!

    Not quite sure why a 'hot' thread is getting bumped in November unless OPs live somewhere a good deal warmer than UK!! (or they are on holiday in a warm sunny spot.)
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!

    If you found my posting helpful please hit the "Thanks" button!
    Thank You
    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 28th Nov 17, 5:46 PM
    • 2,370 Posts
    • 1,970 Thanks
    donnac2558
    There was a spam post which I reported that pushed this thread back up.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 29th Nov 17, 8:59 AM
    • 18,559 Posts
    • 47,774 Thanks
    Pollycat
    There was a spam post which I reported that pushed this thread back up.
    Originally posted by donnac2558
    And there are a couple more posts that look like they may be building their post count up to start spamming.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

3,027Posts Today

7,724Users online

Martin's Twitter