Summer is officially here with temperatures rising up to 30 degrees and beautiful long sunny days with plenty of time to hit the beach. It can get very hot inside the house with such high temperatures and humidity. But never the less there are some ways to help keeping your house cool over the summer period and yes cooler the house better the energy and a good night’s sleep not waking up in sweat. Also the kids are very sensitive over the summer nights and can have you up all night with restless periods. So let’s list a few tips for you to consider in this heat.
- Ventilation – The first step to keeping your house cool over the summer period is to have ventilation. Open up windows and sliding doors in every single room especially all the windows at the top of the house letting the heat escape which rises from the bottom of the house. So the cool air enters through the bottom of the house and escapes heat that’s built up from the top of the house. You may consider closing the blinds in sunny areas of the house to block the sun and not let heat enter the house. This will keep the room cool by the fresh air reaching inside the room. This is the simplest most effective way for not letting heat build-up inside the house.
- Fans – If you are looking for a cheaper and fast alternative to keeping cool then a fan would be your best choice and that’s only if the shops haven’t run out of them already. Now days you can get wireless remote controlled fans making it easier for you to control the fan speed and rotation while you are lying away on the couch or the bed. You can check out the Warehouse, Kmart, Noel Leaming, Harvey Norman etc for best deals.
- Heat Pumps – Heat pumps are being installed in almost every single household as they provide heating throughout winter and cooling air conditioner throughout summer keeping the house nice and cool. The main point you would want to consider about a heat pump is the energy efficiency. The recent improvement in heat pumps is the multi split system reaching every room with heated and cool air as desired. Get your hands on one of these right now and check out this page for extra information on heat pumps and their efficiency, Genesis Energy.
- Double Glazed Retrofit Windows – Excellent idea for every household to have these fit on every window and glass doors in the house. These Double Glazed windows help in keeping the sun blocked providing less heat and solar radiation to enter the house and while in winter you heat your room it will decrease the amount of warmth lost through the glass. Perfect tip for long term solutions to prevent heat escaping in winter and entering the house in summer. It also provides less condensation eliminating crying damp windows and of course power saving as a bonus.
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