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C&G’s Guide to Keeping your Home Cool in Summer
Baysiders are no strangers to warm weather, but there are days where it gets a little too toasty! We can always blast the air conditioner, but what about more eco-friendly and cost-effective options? With summer just around the corner, this C&G blog provides some handy hints on keeping your homes cool while staying kind to the environment. Check it out!
Close the blinds
An easy solution! Simply keep your blinds closed or invest in block-out curtains to prevent too much heat flowing through. According to Family Handyman this simple action can reduce your home’s heat levels by 30%! Close the blinds in the morning before leaving your house, and return to a much cooler environment that’s perfect for kicking your feet up after a long day.
Change your bedding
You don’t need the fleece blankets anymore! Switch over to cotton or bamboo bedsheets as they are more breathable and lightweight. You’ll enjoy more comfortable nights and wake up feeling refreshed, ready for the day ahead. This tip can also be applied to your wardrobe to stay cool throughout the day!
Check the doors
Close off unused rooms if you want to keep cool air centralised in one area. If it cools down at night, open up your windows to let some natural air in and capitalise on the cooler temperature. This is the much-needed ventilation after closing your blinds all day.
Check the ceiling fans
Did you know the direction of your ceiling fan’s rotation matters? Fans that spin clockwise will only push hot air around. Adjust your fan’s settings so it moves counter-clockwise and on a high speed, consequently pushing air downwards.
Lastly, you can always keep yourself cool with cold drinks, icy desserts or cold showers. And if it’s sweaty enough to use the air conditioner, make sure you invest in one that carries a high energy-star rating.