I have had a terrible time with the heat we've been having recently, my breathing has deteriorated and I have been exhausted with the heat, Inside my home I have been living with 30C degrees day time and night time temps lucky if it drops to 25C.
I've been doing the usual keeping blackout curtains drawn and windows shut on sunny side and have cooling aids to help but I have been poorly for over a week now. Been to walk in clinic, they say lungs clear to up salbutamol dose. Yesterday noticed my steroid inhaler wasn't giving the full squirt so have changed that and using a new spacer. If that was the prob hopefully will be recovering soon now, but today I still have 27C inside. The doc said the heat has been knocking a lot of people out and maybe for me its just too hot for too long and not be able to get any cool for 24/7.
Sorry rambled a bit there. A friend mentioned to me about outdoors / external blinds for the windows as this can reduced the temperature inside significantly, I've been looking but can't find anything, friend has external bamboo blinds which is what is used throughout Asia. I am looking for a UK contact for these anyone know of anything?
I need to try to make things easier for myself at a reasonably affordable cost, to help breathing easier by keeping the heat inside lower during the hot summer days and so at least have the ability to tidy home.
No idea if I can access funds to help with this through the Council or DSS or even who to speak with about making things easier at the Council or DSS or even if they will be at all interested.
Anyone know where I can access the external bamboo blinds?
Wondered if buying garden bamboo screening to put up in front on window when very hot will work, could be a more cost effective way of doing it.
Also I have thought about a portable air conditioning unit but not sure if that will work with having to put hose out of the window which will be letting the heat in.
The fan with ice in bowl in front of it has just not been enough cooling.
Desperate to keep cool. Any one with any suggestions about the external, affordable blinds and any other cooling aid.
Thanks all for taking the time to read, hope you are all coping ok at the moment.
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