Our Top Tips For Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer
Winter is over and now its becoming summer time. During this time of the year, we look for ways in which we can stay comfortable and cool in our homes during the summer.
Increase The Air Flow
On stuffy warm days, a good breeze can really help out. One of the simplest ways to create fresh air flow is to open some of our doors and windows. Whether you have tilt and turn, casements, or even sash windows. The same idea can be used for bifold doors and french doors. Cracking open your windows and doors just a bit can make such a big difference. Furthermore, if security is an issue at night time, most windows locks can be secured while allowing the cooling breeze to enter your home.
For the best possible fresh air, open doors and windows on different sides of the home. This will create a corridor of airflow, allowing more air to enter your home and providing that cool relief. Furthermore, this helps the home with ventilation improving living qualities, by removing moisture, pollutants and bringing in the fresh air.
Create Shaded Areas
Having access to be able to retreat to shade is a great way to keep your home cool. Using window and door blinds during the summer months can help to make your home a much more comfortable place to live.
During the evenings your home can be really cool. However, if your property has spent most of the day in the hot sun it can be very difficult to come home from work to a greenhouse effect.
Furthermore, during the peak warm hours, you can get the best temperature control with installed shutters and blinds. So when you come home at the end of a long day you can relax and enjoy the rest of the summer evening.
Too Hot To Cook? Make Something Different.
When it becomes really hot outside, you will do just about anything to help keep your home nice a cool. Our kitchens can be a great place to start with, the oven and hobs are the main culprits. You can’t beat the warmth from a kitchen oven during the winter months, but in summer the kitchen can make living space very uncomfortable.
Where ever possible, try to look for ways to reduce the amount of heat coming from appliances. Furthermore, if you have a bbq at hand why not have a bbq outside in the perfect summer weather. Open up the rest of your home and allow the fresh air to enter your property. Prepare other cooler meals that won’t require a heat source to cook.
Open Up The Air Vents
Opening your doors and windows is a great way to help ventilate your home. Do not forget that must window come with a passive ventilation called trickle ventilators. These can be open to allow fresh air in your home without the need to fully open your house windows.
Change Your Light Bulbs for LED Bulbs
Your homes light bulbs can generate a lot of heat as well as light. By switching over to bulbs that provide less heat but with the same amount of light can make a difference. Energy saving bulbs such as LED light bulbs will generate a lot less heat. Furthermore, if your property has more than a few old bulbs that generate a lot of heat it may be best to change over to energy efficient bulbs.
Changing your bulbs could help to save your money on your energy bills. By replacing all bulbs with LED bulbs you could save up to £36 pounds a year on your electric bills.
Install Window Film
Rooms in your home that have lots of glazing such as orangeries and conservatories can become very hot in the summer. Furthermore, if this has become a problem for you, you can consider installing window film.
Solar window film can help to reduce the heat across the windows, keeping your rooms a lot cooler and reducing sun glare. This is a great way to increase the comfort of your home. It can also be great for furniture that is positioned near doors and windows, which sometimes are at risk of fading due to exposure to UV rays.
Maybe It Is Time To Upgrade Your Current Windows
During the summertime, if your home is overheating during the summertime, one of the main reasons could be down to your windows thermal insulation.
When we have energy efficient windows like triple glazed or double glazing. We at most times think they keep the warmth inside our homes and the cold air out. However, the insulating properties of the windows should have the same impact of helping to reduce hot temperatures by keeping the warm air out and cool air inside. If your current windows are doing this maybe its time to replace them.