Life in the sun is easy when there’s a fully functioning air conditioner waiting at home, but not everyone has the joy of instant cooling at an affordable price.

With the East Coast rising to sauna-style temperatures, and the West breaking heat-wave records, many frugal families have been looking for new ways to beat the heat.

To help our readers without air conditioning cool down a bit, has compiled a list of 15 cheap ways to chill out:

See here for the 15 ways to beat the heat.