At the height of summer, your home can often feel like a greenhouse if it’s not got the best ventilation. Keeping your home cool is important, so if you’re looking at ways to combat this, then look no further. Here are some tips for keeping your home cool during the summer.
Get Air Conditioning
The first step to creating a cool and comfortable environment is to get air conditioning or some type of fan set up around your home to help ventilate it properly.
Ceiling or floor fans can be great for combating that hot air, especially when you’re trying to sleep at night. Air conditioning units are a more permanent feature for your home and are more expensive. However, if you feel like you’d get a lot of use out of them throughout the year and considerably during the warmer months, then it’s certainly worth getting.
Portable air conditioning units are handy and can be moved around the house as needed.
Portable Air Conditioner with Dehumidifier. (US)
Portable Air Conditioner. (UK)
Keep Windows Slightly Opened But Locked
Being able to sleep comfortably at night can be a nightmare when you’re windows are shut. With no cool air or outdoor air, in general, coming into the home, it can feel like you’re sitting in a sauna.
However, a lot of windows will be able to open slightly and lock in place. This is much better than leaving them open wide enough for someone to intrude into your home and better than them being firmly closed shut.
Make sure that you keep any keys to your windows out of sight and that you close them when leaving your property, no matter how long that might be.
Leave Your Blinds Closed
Speaking of windows, when it comes to your curtains or blinds, it’s a very good idea to keep them closed. This will keep your room temperature at a more bearable level because it’s going to be blocking out any sunlight and heat that would otherwise be in your room.
When it’s colder, you’d want to keep your blinds drawn so that as much heat can get into the home as possible. However, leaving your blinds closed is good to do while you’re out at work during the day. That way, you can come home to a nice cool property.
Focus On Your Body Temperature Too
It’s not only your property’s temperature that you should consider but your own. Think about how you can cool yourself down if the other tips haven’t helped as much as you’d like them to.
Drinking plenty of cold drinks, sleeping in lighter clothing and taking cold showers are just a few examples of how you can lower your body temperature to something that’s more bearable.
The warmer months are something to be enjoyed, but they can very often become a pain when it disrupts your sleep or how you feel in your own home. So take these tips on board and see if they can help make you more comfortable during the summer heat.
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