If you’re looking for ways to cool down a room while gaming.
You’re 100% not alone.
If you’re in a small bedroom that you have converted into a gaming room – first off props for that – but secondly you’re undoubtedly going to encounter times when it gets simply too hot to play.
So, here we are going to break down 10 great ways you can cool down your room to make the gaming experience more enjoyable overall. Here’s a summary of how you can cool down a room while gaming:
Using a portable air conditioners and fans are a great way to cool down a room when gaming. Make sure you wear appropriate clothing like Black Cotton and Linen T Shirts to help you radiate heat more effectively and allow skin to breathe.
Portable Air Conditioner
Personally, I really do think this is the best way of actually getting your room to cool down effectively at a relative low expense.
All you really have to do is follow the instructions and then plug it and enjoy the sweet, sweet cool air blow throughout the room.
Plus, they really don’t take up that much space and the ‘effects’ are as long as you want them to be. The only real downside is the heavy electric usage but other than a full on air conditioning unit being installed in your home – this is the next best option.
You will barely be able to hear it running either, especially when you have you got some noise cancelling gaming headphones.
Window Air Conditioner
There’s a bit of a theme here so far – but if you have a window in your gaming room – then getting a window air conditioner can help to circulate the cool air around the room and bring the while temperature down.
I’d look for ones that are specifically designed to cool down a room of your sizes, and again they aren’t overly loud so you can carry on gaming just as you were with relatively no interruption too.
The only real downside is that they aren’t the more aesthetic pieces in the world but definitely a good option to consider.
If you’re looking for a more permanent fixture and solution. A ceiling fan might just be it. The advantage they have is that they are out of the way and they can look quite appealing too.
There is certainly some more modern options that would fit in with the aesthetics of a sophisticated gaming room and can literally be turned on and off by a remote.
As you probably know a fan works to circulate the air in the room attempting to bring a room to cool down – adding ‘wet towels’ to dry in a room and literal buckets of ice – I have found to help cool it down further.
Again, a slight pullback is that the setting you’re going to want this fan on – it is going to get loud – so a pair of noise cancelling headphones might again just do the trick.
This is probably the most common way of cooling any room down – however – just make sure you get a high quality fan to help you do this.
Personally, I am a big fan (pun absolutely intended) of the Vornado range – they have a ‘vortex’ style technology that seems to push a large amount of air out at you.
I’ve been well known to have two of these either side of me and it’s a overall great experience. Plus, obviously being portable has its advantages as well – you can take it around the house with you.
Again though, things get loud.
Should You Close Your Curtains and Windows?
There is a lot of myths and misdirection here.
It’s pretty simple though, if your room is cooler than it is outside – you should look to potentially close the window and curtains.
However, if you have the large dark curtains this is probably going to backfire.
Instead, if you have a light reflective curtain – this will help to reflect the rays out of the room.
This can work even better if you have a reflective screen – very much like you get in cars – this can help to prevent the heat from getting in to the room.
Wear Black Cotton and Linen
This is going to sound counter-intuitive.
“As Black absorbs the heat right?”
Technically, yes but when you’re ‘inside’ playing games in Black is a more effective way of radiating heat outwards.
So when you’re outside, it is best to wear White as it reflects – but since you’re inside – you want to be distributing heat out from you.
Then of course wearing Cotton and Linen allow you to sweat and overall for your skin to breathe. You want to be avoiding Polyester and those sort of materials as they harness sweat and moisture.
Basically, what you wear can have a big impact on how you feel going into any warm room.
Essential Oil Cooling Sprays
You could even invest in some essential oils – there are claims that oils like Lavender can help you cool down.
Not to mention they can smell great as well.
They generally get mixed in with a ‘cooling spray’ that can work to help you keep refreshed overall and as I say can keep the room from starting to smell with the mix of heat and sweat.
Regularly Hydrate with Ice Cubes
Simple, but super effective.
You should absolutely be regularly hydrating anyway when you are feeling the warmer side of things.
So help yourself out by throwing in a few ice cubes to help cool you down – there’s nothing quite like an ice cool drink in hot weather.
Just pick up an ice cube tray, throw in the freezer and then before you know it – you’ve got a fresh supply of refreshments to help you keep cool as you game away.
Turn Off Unneeded Electronics
Make sure that you only have the necessary electronics that you actually need on – such as your console and TV – or your gaming rig and monitor.
Anything else can be turned off – as they might be adding heat to the room – you can literally touch it slightly to see if it feels warm.
If that’s the case turn it off – plus you will be saving on electrics as well. There’s no need for a light to be on during the day for example.
Hang Wet Towels
If you’re really struggling for a way to help cool down your room, the use of hanging wet towels is a good one.
Make sure that they are obviously away from electronics but the effect is that they somewhat mimic an AC.
To do this, simply grab your non-favourite towel and soak it cold water – then make sure to wring out as much of the cold water as you can.
Then hang it directly in front of a window – especially if it is White – as it will reflect the sun away as well – if it is isn’t you can hang them in a drying rack just in the middle of a room.
This is What I Would Do
I’d pick some of the easiest ones – and keep doing it – till you start to cool down. Ice-cubed water drinks are always a win anyway.
Wearing loose-fitting and breathable clothing is also a good and easy idea. Then if you have access to a fan or an air conditioner that would be another win also.
If not, consider the temporary tactic of the wet towels – and get yourself a fan in the post for the next day (if it is still hot).
Plus make sure you organise your gaming set up just to essentially allow for air to reach you (especially if you have a couple gaming room with you both gaming in there).
Have You Got Any Other Ways to Cool Down a Room While Gaming?
Hopefully, the ideas above on cooling down a room have helped you at least somewhat – and if you have any other ideas on how to achieve that I would be really interested to know.
A gaming enthusiast who started their gaming venture all the way back on a Gameboy Advanced (Purple) on Pokemon Yellow.