Published on October 5th, 2017
8 SIMPLE Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This SummerKeep your home cool this summer with these simple and cost-effective tricks!
- Keep your blinds closed
It may seem simple, but a lot of unwanted heat travels through your windows. Keep the blinds and curtains closed during the day to keep the temperature down! Using your window coverings correctly can save you money on your power bill and keep a stable temperature.
- Life hack: Misty cool breeze
Fill a bowl with ice and position it in front of a fan (pointing down at the bowl). This will give off a nice misty and cool breeze. Who needs AC?!
- Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter clockwise
Most people don’t know to change their fans seasonally. Set it to run anti-clockwise in the warmer months to create a chilled breeze.
- Let the night air in
There is nothing more relaxing than a cool summer’s night, so take advantage of it and let the night air in. But don’t forget to close the windows before it starts to get too hot.
- Window tricks – Life hacks
Windows are actually an amazing source of air flow, here’s a couple of life hacks to make your room cooler.
Open both sides of a large window and point a fan towards the outside on one side. This will create a draft and pull air through the room!
A similar trick can be done to create a cooling pressure current, open the top section of windows on the downwind side of your house, and open the bottom section of windows on the upwind side. Ahhh I feel cooler already.
- Cook outside
It’s no secret that cooking inside your house creates heat. Get outside and use that barbecue and outdoor setting you haven’t touched in months. It’s a great excuse for a party too!
- Close your doors
Another simple trick to keep the cool air in, close doors of rooms that you’re not using and open them up again when it gets cooler for air flow.
- Paint your roof
Have you ever gone outside on a hot day in dark colours? Well why would your roof be different?! Paint your roof a lighter colour to reflect those UV rays and keep your home cooler