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Fighting Against The Sun: How To Keep Indoor Temperatures Down

Summer appears to be hotter than ever, bringing with it tropical temperatures that quickly transform our homes into saunas.

Once temperatures start to rise, knowing how to quickly cool a room is essential. Even if you’re excessively hot to rest in the bedroom or trying to host guests in a very tropical lounge, there are plenty of quick ways to cool stuff down so that everybody stays comfortable.

Keeping our homes as cool as possible is an effective way of dealing with these heat waves, and it is simple to do with a few simple hacks. With this in mind, we’ve put together the best expert advice and tried-and-true tips to help you prepare for the next round of hot weather.

Blinds 

It is very beneficial to allow as much natural light as possible into your home. However, blinds are required so that you can regulate the sunlight and heat levels while also reducing incoming glare.

Because of the lack of blinds in buildings with a lot of glass, the use of air conditioners has risen by 46% in the last five years. This has a significant impact on people because AC units reprocess the warm surrounding air by sucking it in and cooling it with chemicals before pumping it back out. 

Let’s say you have a living room or a conservatory full of windows that overlook your lovely garden, but in the summer, all the pleasure is lost due to excessive heat. The solution lies in blinds for conservatory, which are an ideal investment. Wouldn’t it be a shame to miss out on the conservatory’s beauty because of the extreme heat? Blinds in any form are a godsend!

Leave the Windows and Balcony Doors Open

Because you should keep windows closed during the day, it’s best to open windows and doors first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon – generally only after the highest temperature of the day has passed. The key is to keep air flowing throughout your home. Have you heard that moving air is cooler than still air? Consider a breeze blowing through your house. To accomplish this, ensure that you have windows open on different ends of your home, with doors open in between. This creates a draft and allows air to circulate freely throughout your home.

The best time to leave your windows open would be at night. This is the coolest time of day. Choosing to leave these open while sleeping can also help to keep the home cool at night.

Don’t Use the Oven

Nobody wants to be trapped in a kitchen with the oven on, especially when you already feel like you’re inside an oven.

Furthermore, just using the oven on hot days creates unneeded warmth in your home. If eating outside isn’t an option, prepare food that doesn’t require the use of an oven.

Consider refreshing season recipes with no-cook salads or sandwiches.

Buy Some House Plants

House plants are having a moment right now, and we can’t ignore the fact that they make our homes happier. House plants, in addition to being proven to improve your mood, can also help keep your home cool.

Plants function as natural air conditioners, releasing moisture into the environment via a procedure termed transpiration.

Having a few house plants around will naturally help keep the house cool in the summer. Just remember to water them, especially as the temperature rises outside.

Turn off Appliances

Other appliances around the house will generate unwanted heat in a home during the summer.

Consider turning off your desktop computer, television, and kitchen appliances rather than leaving them on standby. This will prevent them from warming and overheating the rooms in which they are placed.

Similarly, be cautious when charging items such as your tablet or phone. These, too, emit heat, so it may be best to charge them first thing in the morning when it is cooler. Also, avoid charging them at night, particularly if you’re having trouble sleeping in the heat.

Use a Fan

When using fans to cool down, place a large bowl of mounded ice in front of it while it works. This will circulate cooler air throughout the room and act as a makeshift air conditioner.

It is also critical to position your fan correctly for optimal cooling.

When left to their own devices, fans can simply circulate the same warm air. It may appear counterintuitive, but the key to getting the most out of your fan isn’t always pointing it in your direction. Rather, consider directing your fan toward an open window, especially at night. When you direct a fan toward a window, it will work to push out warm air, cooling the room.

Tropical summer heat can be extremely boring and tiring, but with these few tricks, you will breeze through the season!

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