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How To Keep Your House Cool This Summer

How to keep your house cool this summer

As summer is quickly approaching, with the days getting longer and warmer, let’s look at a number of ways of how to keep cool this summer. 

The quickest and easiest way of how to cool a room down is air conditioning, but with the rising cost of living this isn’t the most budget friendly or energy efficient solution. However, there are many other simple ways to keep cool.  Consider blocking the heat externally with outdoor awnings or if space permits, plant trees to shade the area and reduce the heat coming into your home. For internal based solutions, block the heat by closing your window coverings and doors.

Moreover, adjusting your ceiling fan to the season will help make your home more comfortable. Ensure in warmer months, it is counterclockwise to create a cooling effect. Even minor things like changing your light bulbs can assist, if you still have incandescent lightbulbs switch to energy-saving bulbs to significantly reduce the heat coming from the bulb. 

These may seem trivial but small adjustments but they can significantly help in how to keep cool this summer.

Block heat with external coverings

A highly effective way to keep your house cool this summer is by blocking out some of the harsh sun and heat getting into your home by using external coverings to provide shade. Blinds and awnings are a great option to protect your home no matter the season. They let the shine during the winter but the shade provided acts as a control and UV blocker during the warmer months to act as a barrier between you and the heat. 

Carpet Call’s range of outdoor awnings can help keep your entertaining areas cool so you can still enjoy spending time outdoors without the heat and harmful UV rays of the sun. Explore our range of awnings here.

Close your blinds

Closing your curtains/blinds is a simple yet effective way to keep your home cool. Similar to outdoor window awnings, interior window coverings can act as a barrier between your room and the heat, this is particularly important for north and west facing windows as these see the most sun. Better yet, invest in blockout blinds for north and west facing windows to further reduce the impact of the summer heat. Carpet Call offers a fantastic range of block out blinds which are made to order to suit your space.

Adjust your ceiling fan

Another effective yet overlooked way to keep cool is by ensuring your ceiling fan is spinning in the right direction. During the summer period, adjust your fan to spin in the counterclockwise direction. The benefit of the fan spinning in this direction is that the airflow is pushed directly underneath the fan creating a wind-chill effect which is going to help you feel cooler and more comfortable. To maximise the effect, turn the fan to the highest speed.

Open the house up in the evening

Just as it’s recommended to close and block the heat during daylight hours, but as the sun goes down and the temperature cools it’s suggested to open up the house in the evening. Open up the windows and doors to allow the cooler air to filter through the house in preparation for another potentially warm day. This will also help you get a good night sleep in a cooler space.

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