One of the hardest things to do through the summer months is to keep your house cool. For many people, summer has been about throwing the backdoors, playing beach cricket and going for dips in the pool.
But there are going to be days when a harsh summer sun isn’t quite so fun. You will still want to hide indoors and stay as cool as possible. This is why cranking up the Aircon at home can feel like your only option.
The problem is that if you haven’t actually invested in your air conditioning repair this year, you may not have the option of keeping your house cool with an air conditioning unit. Plus, the cost of living is going up. Energy prices have risen all over the world.
There are plenty of reasons behind this of which we won’t go into in this blog, but you can guarantee that there are going to be things that you can do to keep your house cool no matter what. Let’s take a look at those below.
Keeping Your House Cool
Open the windows but close the blind.
All through the house it can be very tempting to throw open the curtains and blinds and let the sunshine flood in. A problem with this is you will be heating up the inside of your house much like an oven does.
If you open the windows to allow a breeze, and you invest in some black out curtains, you’re gonna shield your house from the hot sun. The inside of your home will be cold while the outside as well.
You can still go out and enjoy that sunshine. It just won’t be heating up your home as much as you hoped it would.
Block out the heat.
Block the heat where you can. We talked about putting up curtains or blinds to stop the heat from coming into your home. If you stop the heat from coming in you will spend a lot less money on cooling.
Shade your windows with external coverings like awnings or large pot plants, and plant deciduous trees that cost a lot of shade over your home. You can still let the sunshine through in the winter and if you can invest in window tinting and top up your ceiling insulation it will help to keep the walls in the winter, too.
Set your thermostat to just 1° more.
Doing this will help you to keep your home comfortable. If you must use the air-conditioner, try to upgrade it to one with a high energy rating.
Do your research to ensure that you choose the right type of air conditioning unit for your home. During this will insure you are comfortable without spending too much money you’re having too much of an impact on the environment.
Don’t forget your ceiling fans.
Ceiling fans don’t just push around hot air, and they do have a setting for the winter and for the summer. Make sure that you have adjusted it and you should be able to feel cool throughout the month.