With everything that’s going on, it’s easy to forget that summer is on the way. Usually, the soaring temperatures are cause for celebration. There’s no better season than summertime, spending it in the great outdoors with family, friends, and loved ones.
Of course, the social element is going to be a little different for the foreseeable future. What won’t change is the heat. Yes, it will be hot, and you’ve got nowhere to go to get away from the stickiness and humidity.
There’s only one thing to do – tweak your home to stop it from blowing its top. Carry on reading to find out more.
Don’t Be Blind
Lots of homeowners are blind to the impact that opening the curtains has on the home. This regular daily habit may let the sunshine in, but it allows the UV rays in, too, and they bring the heat. Of course, you don’t want to spend the rest of your day holed up the house with the curtains closed because the idea is depressing. Therefore, you need to strike a balance between cool and light, and installing blinds is the perfect solution.
The material is thin enough to let in the sun and thick enough to block and absorb its rays.
Who You Gonna Call?
It’s tempting to break out the toolbox and perform a spot of DIY when something is broken. But, you should refrain the urge to put your handy skills to good use and call an expert. The reason is simple – appliances are complicated. Appliance repair is a tricky business, but it will reduce the temperature of your home by a significant margin. This is because fridges, washing machines, and tumble dryers all release excess heat when something is wrong.
They are no longer eco-friendly until you put them back together again, yet that’s a job for a professional and not a DIYer.
Nighttime is the worst part of the day during the summer. The humidity makes it almost impossible to sleep, and you spend nine hours tossing and turning as you try to cool down. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do unless you have an air conditioning unit or a fan as opening a window will let more humidity into your bedroom. So, it’s time to get creative with your bedsheets.
To create a breeze, you should take your cotton bedding (it’s the coolest fabric) and put it in the freezer for a few minutes before bed. The chill will instantly lower your body temp.
Heat rises, which means your bedroom is going to be the hottest part of the house. While sleeping on the floor or downstairs is cooler, it’s not a long-term solution. Your bed is comfy and you want a good night’s sleep after a long day enjoying the weather. To get one, you can install an extractor fan in the ceiling similar to the one in the bathroom. Rather than removing the moisture, the extractor is an outlet for the hot air so that it has a place to go once it reaches your room.
How do you stay cool during the summer?