One of my favorite days of the week is Sunday. Here is a little about how we spent our last Sunday (and most Sundays!) at home together. Plus, since we use our Honeywell Evaporative Air Cooler so much I am including all of our favorite ways to use it + how it works!
This post is sponsored by My Home Climate, but all opinions are my own.
Honeywell Evaporative air cooler review
We were sent this air cooler to review a few months ago and my husband and I were both super excited to get it. If you live in Texas (or anywhere in the south!) you probably get why we were so pumped about it. Summertime gets so hot that being outside is unbearable if you aren’t swimming.
We have used this thing for EVERYTHING this summer. I use it every day when I work out outside. Now I can get my workout in while my kids run around and play. My husband and I both use it when we’re grilling. It is already hot in Texas but when you add in the grill heat it’s a million times worse. My kids will use it to cool off after they’ve been running around outside. My DOG will even lay down in front of it to cool off (LOL!).
I simply use it when I am just sitting outside trying to read or relax and watch the kids ride their bikes. It has totally been a game-changer for us doing anything outside and we have even talked about loading it up in the truck to take when we go on camping trips with the RV this summer.
how does the honeywell evaporative air cooler work
It is important to note that this appliance is not an air conditioner. To explain it in simple terms it turns hot air into cool air. The machine will run as just a fan or you can add water to it to turn on the “cooling” feature. The cooling feature makes a HUGE difference. We used it as a fan for a little while and then filled up the holding tank with water to turn on the cooling feature and it was quite a big difference in air temperature that the fan was pushing out.
I grabbed this from the Honeywell FAQ page to explain more about how it works:
When warm air is drawn into a Honeywell Air Cooler, it passes through a wet Honeycomb Cooling Media. As it passes through it mixes with the water held in the Honeycomb, causing the water to evaporate and lose heat, resulting in cooler, moisturized air. A powerful fan then propels the cool air into the room (or outdoor area, if outdoors). The result is a constant flow of fresh, moisturized, cool air while old and stale air is circulated out of the room.
I think it is a must-have now that we own one and am trying to convince all of our friends that they need one too ;).
sunday fun with my family
This Sunday and many of our Sundays look like this. Sometimes we are on the go or at the lake on Sunday, but when we are home…this is what we do with our family time!
- Started the day out with coffee and breakfast on the porch while the kids played.
- Then I turned Sunday football on and cleaned the entire house. I wish I did this more often on Sunday’s honestly. Starting out the week with freshly mopped floors and no clutter feels so nice!
- Our kids played outside ALL day long. They use our air cooler any chance they get when they’ve been playing outside!
- Then after relaxing out on the back porch for a while my husband grilled up one of our favorite meals, BBQ chicken kabobs (minus the kabob part this time).
- After eating the kids got ready for bed and we had a family movie night with popcorn!
Not every Sunday is this relaxing or productive, but they are my favorite kind of Sunday that’s for sure.
What does your family do on Sunday? Let me know in the comments below!