A Bristol woman has shared a groundbreaking hack for cooling down your house in the summer – but everyone is saying the same thing.
Angela Morey, founder of Bradley Stoke Families Facebook forum, shared a helpful tip on the page on Sunday night (June 13).
It comes as Bristol saw highs of 26 degrees over the weekend – which made it difficult to get a good night’s sleep.
Posting to her group, Angela said: “Just a tip for anyone who’s wondering how they’ll get through the night in this heat…
“Opening your loft hatch means the hot air can escape upwards and seriously cools your house down.
“I heard about it a couple of years ago and it makes such a difference!”
The post, which has since amassed more than 70 likes and 60 comments, was well received by Bradley Stoke locals, with some saying the hack “really works” and they’re “going to try it.”
But it seems there’s just one problem with the clever idea.
Despite the hack proving a success, some won’t try it due to fears of spiders and other ‘creepy crawlies’ being set loose.
“I like the idea but the prospect of spiders far outweighs the heat!” one said.
Another joked: “I would seriously love to do this, but my Misses believes that a herd of man-eating spiders would descend upon us. Just saying???”
And it’s not just spiders people are afraid of.
“We think small rodents may be up there, so not too inclined to follow this otherwise good advice!” one said.
Meanwhile another member of the local group made a just-as-valid point: “I’d wake up in the night for the loo and smack myself in the face.”
It comes as thunderstorms are forecast for the South West this week – which could make for a more comfortable night’s sleep.
A yellow weather warning is in place for tomorrow with a ‘small chance’ some homes and businesses could be flooded.
However, the Met Office predicts it will still be hot in the region with temperatures reaching highs of 26 degrees despite the downfall. Thursday is expected to be slightly cooler.