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Property Expert Shares Tips To Cool Down Your House As Much As Possible During A Heatwave In Viral TikTok

It feels like the entire world is in one massive heatwave after another lately: the historic heat in the Pacific Northwest, the insane temps in Britain, the highest temperatures ever recorded in Death Valley… It’s awful out there.

So how do you keep, you know, living, in this kind of weather?

Property expert Kyle Mattison, aka “That Property Guy” on social media, has shared some life-saving tips on how to make the heat more tolerable.

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Kyle has over 298.1K followers and nearly 4 million total likes on TikTok. His videos went viral for giving advice on anything to do with property ownership.

Bored Panda talked to Kyle and he told them advice and know-how about maintaining your property.

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He told Bored Panda that he started his channel  “as a way to stay productive during lockdown and help first-time buyers with tips and advice on how to get onto the property ladder.” Since then, his social media has blown up. Most of the content is about  “DIY hacks, interesting property news/features as well as my own property renovations and journey.”

You’ll definitely want to shut your windows and curtains during the day.

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Then circulate cooler air inside by filling up some bowls of ice and setting them in front of fans.

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If you absolutely have to open your windows, make sure you’re getting good airflow.

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Kyle told Bored Panda that the most common mistake when fighting high temps is opening the windows.

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“A lot of people think that it lets cool air in,” but in fact, he said, the opposite occurs, “When it’s sunny, the outside air is warm—so you want to keep it outside and circulate cool air in your home.”

He suggests using appliances and lights as infrequently as possible as well.

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Kyle pointed out that “ironically, the more insulated a house is, (normally) the better it is at staying cool.

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As mentioned, it keeps the cool air inside and insulates from the hot air outdoors (which is why keeping windows and blinds shut is important).”

He also said, “Older houses and some poorly built newer houses that don’t have insulation/double glazing will start to warm up with the weather.”

Tried cooling your bedding in the freezer? It’s super comfy if you’re struggling with heat while you sleep.

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You also might consider swapping out your lightbulbs for LED lights.

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Turn off your appliances when you’re done with them.

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You can check out his video here:

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