This post has been written in collaboration with Giamar.
Summer is heating up! We have had hot day after hot day and it got me thinking, how many different ways are there to keep your home cool in summer? Read on to see how to beat the summer heat in your home.
How To Beat The Summer Heat
Many people think window tinting is just for cars, however homes can have their windows tinted as well. Great for keeping the house cool in summer and for helping to keep the heat in winter, window tinting can be a fantastic way to ensure your house stays an even temperature all year round.
Shutters are a cost effective way to keep out the sun’s heat, but they also help protect against storms, noise, intruders and give the added bonus of privacy when required. With so many options for colours and designs, this is really a stylish way to protect your home from heat and sunshine.
If not done at the time of construction, insulating can have wonderful benefits for keeping your home cool. It is a simple but itchy DIY job for those that don’t mind crawling through tight spaces. However, be sure to do this on a cool day as you’ll be quick to overheat in the roof space if done on a hot summer’s day.
Roof ventilators (or whirly birds) are an excellent way to eliminate the build up of hot air in the roof space. Adding roof ventilators can really make a difference to the heat trapped inside, thus cooling your home considerably.
Use Fans and Air Conditioning
When used effectively fans and air conditioners can be used in a relatively cost effective manner. For example, we have rules in our home about what the high temperature for the day must be before we will put on the air conditioner. When the predicted temperature is going to reach that point, we start them early and run them at a standard 24 degrees to keep things as cost effective as possible.
Sun Louvres are an effective and attractive way to keep your home safe and comfortable. With a massive selection of colours and finishes, this is a stylish way to keep out the heat. They are also fully adjustable so you only let in as much light as you like.
These are just a few examples of how you can beat the summer heat in your home. Can you think of any more? How do you keep out of the heat?