Keeping cool in a heatwave

Keeping cool in a heatwave

With concerns around the cost of living, many households are worried about how we can keep both ourselves and our homes cool when the temperatures rise, without the additional costs or impacting their families health.


Most of us look forward to the warmer weather and feeling some sun on our faces. But it’s important to be prepared for hot weather as high temperatures can be dangerous to your health.

We've teamed up with Age UK to share some of their latest top tips for keeping you and your home cool this Summer. For more information visit the Age UK website.


Blinds, doors and windows

When the sun is shining and the temperature outside is warmer than inside your home, remember to to keep your blinds down and windows closed. This will help to keep the cooler temperature in your home.

Stay hydrated

It's important to drink plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated. It's an essential nutrient for the body, and during the summer months staying hydrated is important to retaining the body's core temperature to ensure you avoid feeling too hot.

Keep eating

Food is important too. Even if you're not feeling to hungry due to the heat, try to eat more food that's cold and has a lot of water in it, like fruit or salad to help keep you cool and hydrated.

Did you know?

A cool bath or shower, or a damp cloth or a splash of water on the back of your neck can be better at cooling you down than a fan and is more affordable too!


Remember, if you're worried about rising energy costs or your household bills we have free advice available through our partnership with Citizens Advice, to make sure you're not missing out on any benefits or discounts.

To find out more contact our Extra Care team on 0800 195 4141.