It’s true, us Brits just aren’t cut out for sudden heatwaves like the one we’re currently experiencing. Cue laying very still in front a fan on max power while eating ice lollies and ordering a paddling pool online ‘for the kids’.
But with temperatures next week set to reach record-breaking heights and a level ‘red’ extreme heat warning having been issued by the Met Office for parts of England on Monday and Tuesday next week, we might have to be a lot savvier about how we stay cool.
So if you make one heatwave-related purchase this week, make it Lidl’s portable air conditioner. Because if you’ve ever found yourself sat in front of a fan feeling like all it’s doing is blowing hot air at you, you may find that the answer to your sweaty dilemma is an air con unit.
Lidl’s air conditioner has a 24-hour timer and room thermostat, and with its compact size and wheels, it’s easy to manoeuvre around the house, making it a must-have home accessory for the imminent hot weather coming our way. It’s also a 3-in-1 device – it cools, dehumidifies and fans – so it will not only keep you cool but it also dehumidifies up to 50ml per hour and has the choice of two fan speeds.
The Lidl air conditioner landed in stores yesterday and Google searches for air conditioners are set to skyrocket, so get ahead of the curve and get yours now before they’ve all sold out.
For more ways to stay cool in the heat, see our round-up of the best handheld fans for keeping you cool on the go, while this cooling gel pillow has more than 800 5-star reviews and will help you sleep better on hot nights.