The summer months are here, blue skies, ice-cream, beaches, and beautiful sunshine, but being indoors, it can get a little too hot during those peak hours and we all need periods of rest inside, away from the heat and humidity. There are a number of options to keep your house as cool as possible as the temperature gauge continues to rise and the sun scorches the landscape.
There is a wide range of fans available at most hardware stores to help keep you cool during the summer, they retail for various prices depending on the make and model of the unit, some have basic four speed settings with no adjustable heads, while other top of the range models have several speeds, changeable heads and a number of other settings. Fans are an inexpensive way of keeping cool and very cost effective, and they will not add a huge amount extra onto your electricity bill when it arrives at the doorstep.
Adapting the Fan
If you are not lucky enough tohave your own air conditioning system in place there is a trick you can use, which will make you feel like you just stepped upon a cool sea breeze, simply fill a container with ice cubes and place it in front of your fan so it is blowing directly onto the ice, the air will be extra chilled with an added freshness.
Close Those Blinds
A very simple but highly effective tip when it comes to keeping your house cool is to remember to close your blinds, blocking the sun from shining directly through your window will massively reduce the temperature inside your home, it will also help you save on energy bills. Unshaded windows will make your home feel like a greenhouse, especially if your windows face directly into the sun’s path.
Air conditioning units are an excellent way of keeping your home cool and comfortable during those warm summer periods, they allow you to control the humidity and temperature of a room using a single remote control, almost instantly you have a cool breeze wafting through your room giving you that much needed relief from the heat. Summer months in the UK can get fairly heated, and companies like Mitchells can provide you with an air conditioning system which enables you to have full control over your internal environment all year round.
Cooking Outdoors & Washing Times
Deciding to turn on machines for cleaning or drying clothes during the day will only increase the temperature inside your home, adding further to an already uncomfortable warm environment, one solution is to leave all these actions for later in the day when the sun goes down. Cooking food indoors will do the same as cleaning, its summer time, get the barbeque out and start grilling some delicious food for the family outdoors, it will dramatically reduce your energy costs, and family and friends will love it.
There are a number of ways to keep your home cool and revitalising during those hot, humid summer months, all of the tips above will help you cooldown and relax while indoors, some can be more expensive than others but all of them will provide some degree of relief for everyone.