Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer
Here in the UK, our summers are getting hotter and hotter. While for some this is a great thing, and people are topping up their tans in their own gardens. However, when it comes to the inside of your home, you want it to be a release. Somewhere you can cool down and feel less muggy. So, how can you cool the interior of your home, when the outside temperature is reaching 30 degrees?
Of course, the first and most obvious solution to keeping your home cooler in the heat is to invest in a good air conditioner. They can help to rapidly cool down your space, with some taking up minimal space.
However, while this is probably the quickest way to cool down your home, it is also the most expensive. Whether you invest in a small mobile unit, or you invest in having professional air conditioning fitted, both can be more expensive than some of the other home solutions that we suggest.
Keep It Dark
We know that the blazing summer sun is a beautiful and somewhat rare sight in the UK so we want to be able to see it whenever possible. But you might find that this is actually increasing the heat inside your home.
When the suns rays hit the glass of your windows it heats up the air inside your room. Keeping your windows covered can help to reduce this heat greatly. So, if you have a window that the sun will directly hit, keep your curtains or blinds closed where possible.
While many people will say that fans just push round the warm air in a room, there are a couple of simple tricks to help them push cool air around.
Firstly, pop your fan in front of an open window. This obviously works best if your window isn’t in direct sunlight itself. Not only can this draw slightly cooler air in, but also fresh air, which is important when the room is that warm.
Another option is to fill a bowl with iced water and place this in front of the fan. As the cool air rises the fan will push this around the room.
Many people believe that simply turning a switch off will stop the heat being radiated by the electrics. However, this isn’t always the case. Unplug your devices when not in use to help decrease the heat.
Avoid The Oven
Many people still use the oven, even on hot days. Why not consider avoiding the oven during the hot weather and opt for cooler meals. Think sandwiches and salads. At least while it is so hot outside.
Invest In New Windows
Here at C&W Direct, we recommend that when it comes time to swap out your windows you invest in the best for energy efficiency. Modern windows are designed to keep the heat in during the winter and out during the summer, offering you a cooler home even if the sun is beating on the windows. They can make a huge difference to the feel of your home.
For more information on new windows this summer, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team today who will be happy to assist you. You may also want to take a look at our conservatories, they aren’t only great in summer, but they can be used all year round thanks to advances in energy efficiency.