5 ways to keep your home cool in summers
Did you know that you can keep your home cool in hot summers without having to pay high electricity bills due to air conditioners? Here are 5 tips that will help you and your home to stay cool in the harsh summers of Brisbane:
- Try this trick: Fill a mixing bowl with ice (or something equally cold, like an ice pack), and position it at an angle in front of a large fan so the air whips off the ice in an extra-chilled, extra-misty state. This fan will give off the chilled breeze that you were actually looking for.
- Let the night air in: Night air is cool and comfortable. Keeping your windows open at night and letting in the breeze can help you have a very comfortable sleep without having to use the air conditioner
- Use lighter coloured sheets: Using light pastel coloured sheets on your bed will help to give your home a cooler hue during the summers. While textiles like flannel sheets and fleece blankets are fantastic for insulation, cotton is a smarter move this time of year as it breathes easier and stays cooler.
- Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise: You may not realize that your ceiling fan needs to be adjusted seasonally. Set to run counter-clockwise in the summer at a higher speed, the fan’s airflow will create a wind-chill breeze effect that will make you and your guests feel cooler.
- Keep your body cool: During hot summers, make sure to drink plenty of water. Eat fresh fruits and juice to eliminate toxins from your body, and to avoid heat strokes. Keep chilled juice ready so that your children can have them as soon as they come back home from school.
- Tint your windows: Tinting your windows is one of the most cost effective ways to cool your home. It does not only reduce heat, but also the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun that can be extremely harmful for your skin.
Contact 1300 Get Tint to have your windows tinted and reduce heat in your home.