How to Avoid Excessive Heat During Summer

One of the most awaited seasons is summer; people look forward to spending time out in the sun, having picnics, lying on sandy beaches and getting their tan on. But intense heat and humidity during summer often makes it impossible to stay inside the house and relax, and makes it quite uncomfortable to sleep at night. Here are a few tips on how to keep your home cool during the summer.

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Unwanted Heat

keeping your windows open, doors open or simply just keeping the window blinds open will bring in unwanted heat. It is necessary that all your windows be provided with effective shades, preferably in white so it does not attract heat. Delaying heat related activities will also be helpful, these may include leaving unwanted lights on, turning on the washing machine or dishwasher.

Ventilation

Ventilation systems are an easy method of getting rid of excessive heat. Ventilators are used to help reduce the temperature inside the house; it uses exhaust fans to remove the hot air and replace it with cold air which includes transferring of the moisture from the air to the usually less humid incoming air, leaving the humidity of the air inside the house more constant.

Air Conditioning

Buying yourself a new air conditioner that gets rid of high humidity is one of the most common solutions used during the summer. It is necessary to make sure that your air conditioner is placed in a room provided with a lot of shade as this increases its efficiency. Cleaning of the air conditioner each month is a must, as dust collects and reduces airflow each time you use it.

Long-Term Improvements

If none of these tips are the correct solution for you then you should probably consider long-term improvements to your home. Insulated window films are energy-saving and will reduce heat transfer, making it a good investment. Another long term method would be to plant trees in front of each window which has direct affect by sun light, this will not only block the sun and give you shade, but also it will reduce the amount of heat that enters your home.

Ceiling Fan

If you still haven’t found the best solution then the last resort would be fixing a ceiling fan, it is one of the most common and old-fashioned methods of keeping your house cool. It is necessary to get a ceiling fan that comes with a certain switch that will allow you to change the direction of which way the fan is rotating. During summer it would be more helpful to have the fan rotate anti-clockwise as this forces the air down, making the air cooler. It can also be beneficial during winter, by putting it to rotate clockwise, resulting in proper distribution of air and making sure the air does not directly hit you.

After carefully going through the above tips, experiencing heat will be the least of your worries. You will now be able to have a cool and comfortable home even during the summer!