So, we’ve put together some tips to:
- help you keep your home cooler
- Save energy and money
Close curtains and blinds
Keep your curtains and blinds closed during the day to stop the sun’s rays coming through your windows and bringing in more heat.
Open your windows at night
if possible, open your windows in the evenings. The temperature tends to fall at night, so opening windows will allow cooler air to circulate through your rooms and help you sleep better.
Go for cotton and linen sheets
Try to keep away from satin and silk sheets during the warmer weather, choosing cotton or linen sheets instead. Light-coloured bedsheets made of light fabrics are breathable, so better to stay cool and sleep in.
Switch off appliances
You’d be surprised how much heat is generated from appliances around your home. Turn off your appliances when they’re not in use. Your home will be cooler, and you’ll save money on your energy bills too.
Keep your lights off
There’s less need for artificial light now that it’s lighter outside for longer. So turn your lights off when you don’t need them. If you have conventional incandescent light bulbs, switch to low energy light bulbs to reduce the amount of heat your lights produce.
Invest in a good fan
A fan can keep you cool and also help you sleep during the night, but you need to make sure you’re using it right. Set your fan on the floor and point it upwards. Since heat rises the coolest air in your home will be at floor level.
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