How to Reduce Heat in Your Home during Summer
During summer it gets too hot making it challenging to remain indoors. As much as you might want to stay in the home, the odor and the damp air in the house cannot permit you do so. However, to make sure that you are safe when summer sets in there are many different approaches to beat the heat on your house as you also save on the expenses of maintaining the temperature within your home. Below are a few of the suggestions you can use to make your house conducive and bearable during summer.
It becomes quite unpleasant when your house is hot, humid and very dusty. The dust can also cause allergies and limits the flow of air in the house as it builds in vents as well as in the air conditioning units. To avoid this unpleasantness, do a thorough cleaning of your home to remove the dust. Dust builds up more on cluttered rooms. Make your home more spacious for simple cleaning by obeying some furniture which you do not usually use and put them in the shop.
Another way to beat the heat is by avoiding opening the windows as they will let in more hot air. Also avoid solar heating as this will also increase the temperature in the house. Use of fans to improve air circulation can be one of the most efficient ways during summer. It is also important to use sun blockers for your windows to lock the heat out. Utilize isotherm insulation to seal the loft in order to prevent heat build-up which sometimes gets up to an upward of 150 degrees particularly in the evenings. Also make certain your attic doesn’t have any leaks. In the evenings, when it gets cooler in the outside, you can slightly open the window to let in cool air.
You need to be energy efficient. Remember energy is same as heat. The more energy you use in the house the more useless heat you make in the room. Avoid switching on many appliances which you are not using. This is especially in the kitchen where most appliances are kept unnecessarily on. In as much as extractors are good and efficient to use, it is prudent to use other means of cooking to avoid creating so much heat in the house such as cooking from outside. You can also use a toaster oven as opposed to a full-sized oven which will reduce your heat build-up. Defrosting frozen products using the Refrigerator rather than the microwave may also reduce heat generation.
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