13 Genius Ways to Cool Down Your House Without A/C

Want to keep your home cooler this summer? These products will help you beat the heat in no time.

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Summer is officially here—and so is the sweltering heat that comes with it. Unfortunately, for many folks without central air at home, it's just as uncomfortable indoors as it is outside. The good news? Even if you're not about to embark on a major home upgrade, you can still cool down your house without A/C—all it takes is the right accessories. With the help of these cooling products, you'll be able to stay comfortable all summer long. And for more ways to beat the heat, check out these 17 Genius Ways to Keep Your Bedroom Cooler.

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This misting evaporative cooler

desktop evaporative cooler
Amazon

A fan can only do so much to keep you cool when summer temperatures spike, but this tiny Freon-free evaporative cooler can make you a whole lot more comfortable. And at just under six inches wide and 10 inches tall, it's the perfect size for any bedside table or desk. Simply add water and ice and this pint-sized machine will deliver cold air for up to eight hours.

$63 at Amazon
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This cooling mattress pad cover

white quilted mattress pad
Amazon

There are few things that can ruin a good night's sleep like a bed you just can't get cool in. Luckily, those sweaty nights will soon be over once you upgrade to this cooling mattress pad cover. Soft, machine washable, and moisture-wicking, this fluffy mattress pad is the perfect way to stay comfortable all night long. And for more ways to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, check out these 50 Tips for Sleeping Better Tonight, According to Experts.

$39 at Amazon
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This cooling chair cushion

black and blue cooling chair cushion
Amazon

Not eager to peel yourself out of your office chair at the end of a long workday? With this removable cooling gel seat cushion, your buns and back will be comfortably cradled throughout the day, relieving spinal pressure and helping put an end to that post-work peeling ritual.

$30 at Amazon
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This oscillating fan

black tower fan
Amazon

When it comes to staying cool, basic is sometimes better. Case in point: This oscillating fan may not be reinventing the wheel, but it'll go a long way toward keeping you comfortable as temperatures continue to rise.

$70 at Amazon
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These blackout cellular shades

blue cellular shades in bedroom
Amazon

Just because the sun is rising earlier these days, that doesn't mean you can't still get plenty of restful sleep. These cellular shades have no tangle-prone cords and their blackout material will not only keep your home darker, but cooler, too. And for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.

$52 at Amazon
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These thermal blackout curtains

cream colored curtains in modern living room
Target

What's better than adding some blackout shades to your windows? Adding a set of blackout curtains, too. While their stylish hues—including cream, blue, red, brown, and tan—don't make it obvious that they're blackout shades, their foam backing will make your house quieter and cooler.

$9 at Target
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This moisture-wicking weighted blanket

blue weighted blanket
Gravity Blankets

You don't have to give up your beloved weighted blanket just because the temperature is rising. This Gravity Blanket—which comes in 15-, 20-, and 25-pound weights—has a moisture-wicking cooling fabric exterior, keeping you comfortable throughout the night.

$199 at Gravity Blankets
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This bed fan

bedjet bed fan
Amazon

Your bed can become the arctic refuge you've always dreamed of with one addition to your summer arsenal: The BedJet. This cooling system works on any size bed, keeping your sheets feeling blissfully chilly. And though it comes with a hefty price tag, it's no one-trick pony—the system also provides cozy heat in the winter.

$495 at Amazon
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This cooling pillow

tempurpedic pillow on bed
Mattress Firm

Flipping your pillow to the cold side all night long will be a thing of the past when you upgrade to this pillow that stays constantly cool, no matter what Mother Nature has up her sleeve. In addition to its cooling abilities, the pillow's sturdy Tempur material provides plenty of neck and back support and won't go flat over time.

$99 at Mattress Firm
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These temperature-regulating sheets

white sheets on blue background with lightning bolts
My Sheets Rock

And if you want to go all out when it comes to keeping your bed nice and cool, invest in these temperature-regulating sheets, too. Made with ultra-soft bamboo rayon and boasting moisture-wicking properties, these breathable sheets will keep even the sweatiest sleepers comfortable during the dog days of summer.

$169 at My Sheets Rock
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This cooling dog bed

brown and white dog in black and white dog bed in living room
Chewy

You're not the only member of the family who could use a break from the heat this summer. Keep your four-legged friends comfortable at home with this orthopedic cooling pad, which comes with a machine-washable cover, making it easy for your pets to stay both cool and clean.

$50 at Chewy
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This cooling laptop pad

cooling laptop pad
Amazon

It's not just you and your pup feeling the heat in your home—your electronics aren't loving those soaring temperatures, either. With this laptop cooling pad, you can keep your computer from overheating while you work, meaning no more sudden crashes when it's sweltering outside.

$30 at Amazon
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This retractable patio awning

tan patio awning over steps leading up to house
Amazon

Looking for an easy home project that'll help keep your house cooler? Installing this retractable water- and UV-resistant patio awning can provide shade for your outdoor space while reducing the amount of sunlight that heats up the inside of your home, too. Want more ways to spruce up your space? Check out these 50 Easy DIY Projects You Can Tackle This Weekend.

$160 at Amazon
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