Although air conditioning works very well to keep your home cool in hot weather, it’s not the only tool that you can use to make sure your home is cool and comfortable. Let’s have a look at some of the other ways you can keep your home cool below:
Close Your Blinds And Curtains
Although it is good practice to be in the routine of opening your blinds and curtains in the morning, when it is hot outside, you can keep your home much cooler by keeping them closed. If you don’t want to keep them closed all day, make sure you close them when the sun is at its highest or shines on the window, you may be surprised how much cooler your room is just by blocking out some of the rays.
Close Off Or Open Up Unused Rooms
If you are using fans or air conditioning, you are going to get the space cooler if you block off unused spaces of your home. You will spend less on running your air conditioning and make your home cooler. During the hottest part of the day, this should be an essential way that you cool your home.
On the other hand if you are relying on fans and airflow alone and don’t have air conditioning to use, keeping your doors closed may make your room stay stuffy and hot. Opening up your doors and windows can help the air to flow around your home and keep it cool.
Don’t Forget Your Garden
When thinking about cooling your home, it can be very easy to forget about the outside areas of your home. Although you can’t change the temperature outdoors, it is possible to create cooler areas by using shade. Whether it’s some tall trees, a gazebo, parasol, or Custom made awnings from Luxaflex, you can add some cooler zones that you will appreciate in the hotter months.
Trees can also double up to provide shade inside your home. They don’t grow overnight but with some planning, a few nice trees can help to shade some of your windows and keep your rooms cooler in the hottest months.
Change Your Bed Sheets
Changing the sheets on your bed not only freshens your bedroom, but it is also a brilliant way to keep cool. Flannel or wool sheets may be great for the winter, however, in the summer months, you should stick to cotton. Cotton breathes and helps it to stay cool. You may also want to think about getting a thinner duvet for the summer months.
Try Not To Cook Indoors
If you really want to keep your home as cool as you can, you should try not to cook indoors. Instead, why don’t you cook outdoors and prevent your home from overheating? Plus it gives you a great excuse to dine alfresco.
Hopefully, you can put some of your tips to use this summer and keep your home nice and cool. Do you have any other tips that could help? Please share some of them in the comments below.