Air conditioners work much like a fridge, cooling the air in your room by removing the heat and moisture. They can be used simply to cool your room, or to aid in drying damp clothes and furnishings and providing that much needed respite from heat. They come in all shapes and sizes, both fixed position and portable, so can be suitable for any room in your house.
Alternatively, if you want to stay cool but don’t want to use an air conditioner, a tower fan can provide much needed air circulation. These fans are designed in a way to be placed on the floor in your room, and there are also mini tower fans for your desk, table top or bedside cabinet.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, humidifiers add moisture to the air, which has a range of benefits. It can benefit people with respiratory symptoms or dry skin, reduce allergies and asthma symptoms, keep skin and hair moist and even reduce snoring! The moisture from a humidifier can also benefit moisture-loving houseplants.
Another product to help with allergies or asthma is an air purifier. Even in a seemingly clean environment, the air can be filled with dust and pollen, which will aggravate existing conditions. Purifying the air can help alleviate symptoms, as well as remove unwanted odours and fumes. However, if you do just need a cooler room in your house or conservatory, why not try a ceiling fan? They work by projecting a cooling breeze into the otherwise still or hot air.
The opposite of a humidifier, a dehumidifier reduces humidity levels in your room, reducing the number of allergens such as mildew, mould spores and dust mites. As it says in the name, it reduces humidity levels in your home, making it feel cooler; they run quietly in the background so are unobtrusive. Because they reduce humidity, they aid the drying of clothes and help keep mould at bay and they work well with air conditioning, cooling the air so your air conditioning unit doesn’t have to work as hard.