5 ways to keep your home cool
I know, it sounds a little contradictory, but if you think about it, the hot air will keep coming through your windows and it will keep your home scorching hot but if your close your windows when your not in, over the day then you will prevent this from happening. Once you get home and the weather has cool down, then you can open your windows. Keep them open over night and repeat, this will ensure that the air in your home stays nice and cool.
If you’re planning to wash the dishes or your clothes, try to do it overnight, a few unwashed dishes over the day never hurt anybody. This will prevent the steam from flushing your home, thus raising the indoor temperature. The same can be applied to any other activities that require steam to be performed, such as ironing, using a dishwasher or a washing machine.
Leaving the lights on over the day, special y if you use incandescent light bulbs can increase indoor temperature quite a bit, so make sure that all of your lights are off. Also, try to unplug all of your electronic equipment or simply switch your plugs off; your electronic equipment uses electricity and this can generate heat, even when they are turned off. Keeping them unplugged while not in use can decrease the temperature in your home and it will also have impact in your electricity bill.
If you have an electric fan try to place it in the downwind side of your house and have them facing out with the window open, this should keep the hot air outside of your home, where it should be. This can prove to be a very effective strategy when done properly, so try it out.
Your windows are your key players when trying to keep your home cool, so here are a few pointers about them. Install white window shades or mini-blinds, this will reduce solar heat in a considerable percentage. Keep those windows that get bathed with direct sunlight covered during the day and keep them shut as well. Finally, whenever you use hot water, make sure that your windows are open so that the steam won’t affect the temperature in your home.
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