7 low-tech, old-fashioned ways to keep your home cool when temperatures soar

With the third week of July traditionally being the hottest of the year, more than 200 million Americans are expected to face temperatures in excess of 90 degrees.

Though it's too late to paint your roof white or install central air conditioning, there are plenty of low-tech,

old-fashioned methods that can help keep homes cool even when the sun is shining.

1 .Open windows at night

2.Close window shades and curtains during the day

3.Keep interior doors open

4.Run the bathroom exhaust fan

5.Turn a hot water bottle cold

6.Dry laundry inside

7.Turn a hot water bottle cold

8.Spritz away