If you remember the record heatwave conditions, last summer where many regions experienced temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius, you will be wondering how you can avoid the melting heatwave inside your home this summer.
With summer only a couple of months away, we’ve put together a few helpful tips to keep your home cool and save you money. Here are our five top tips on cooling down when the heat is on.
Curtains and Windows
First of all, you should keep your curtains closed during the day. Windows are notorious for introducing radiant energy into your home. During the night, open up the curtains and windows to let cool air in. For days when there is a cool breeze, keep north and west facing windows closed with curtains and keep all other windows open. Also, what you use to cover your windows is important. If you prefer blinds to curtains, you might consider choosing full solar block-out. Alternatively, consider screens and blinds on the exterior of the windows. We have made an extensive guide on how much it costs to install curtains and blinds.
From concrete pools to plastic inflatable pools, there is nothing like slipping into some cool water to freshen you up and brighten your day. Concrete pool take months to build with evacuation of the site, building the pool and final finishing touches. But the final product is definitely worth the wait. You might want to start now so that you can enjoy your pool coming summer. Get 3 free quotes for the excavation costs. You can now order an inground fibreglass pool or an above ground pool installed before the temperature really starts to soar.
Portable fans and Ceiling fans
Ceiling fans help circulate the air in the room and keep pesky mozzies away. They also make the air conditioning of the house more efficient with being more cost effective than an air conditioner. Portable fans are standing fans or desk fans which can be useful as they dry off perspiration and make you feel less hot and sticky. Make sure you get all your electrical fittings are installed by a licensed electrician to ensure safety and them being energy efficient. Here'e how much electricians cost in 2020.
Insulating your home is not only for the winter months, it also keeps your home cool in the summer. Insulation can cut your energy bill by almost half. If you think of it this way, over time it will pay for itself. So its important to making sure your home is fully insulated will ensure maximum usefulness from your cooling systems (as well as your heating systems in the winter months). Get 3 free quotes from the best local insulators near you.
Use you air conditioner strategically
If you’re going to turn the air conditioner on, we recommend using it in combination with the fan. Fans are great for circulating air around the room and they’re also a lot cheaper to run. Further, set the temperature to 26 degrees. Setting the temperature to 21 degrees or lower in the summer can be quite chilly. 26 degrees offers a comfortable environment that won't affect your energy bill greatly. Servicing your air conditioner regularly also keeps it running at its maximum capacity. If you feel your system is slowing down, it might be in need of a good clean and repair. This is how much air conditioning costs in 2020.
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