Summer has finally arrived, and so have high temperatures. Is your home hot and stuffy? Don't panic! Here are our tips on how to quickly cool down your home!
A sure thing
Do you want to be cooled down quickly and efficiently? A fan or an air conditioner is the way to go, but careful, you need to know which one is right for you.
The convenience of an air-conditioner
There's nothing like an air conditioner to cool your home efficiently. Many models take up very little space with their compact and mobile design. In addition, their functions can include cooling, heating, ventilation, and dehumidifying, which is a great combination when it comes to cooling your home.
A fan to help you sleep well
Do you prefer to have a fan? Your nights will be much cooler thanks to their 60° oscillation. In addition, they can keep mosquitoes away. The air diffused by these devices frightens these insects, so you will not be bothered by them biting you in the night.
Natural ways to cool down a home
Before investing in an electronic device, you may want to try these natural tricks which can cool down your home. Some of the most effective methods are:
Closing the shutters
Closing the shutters when you are not at home during the day, or in empty rooms, can reduce the interior temperature. If you don't have shutters, blackout curtains will also do the trick.
Create a breeze
Open your windows and doors during the coolest time of the day, early in the morning and late at night, to create a breeze. This will make the heat circulate, and your home will be a much more pleasant temperature.
Another way to lower the temperature in a room is to hang damp laundry, such as sheets or towels, high up (on doors for example). You'll feel the difference right away.
You may not know this, but many houseplants help absorb moisture and clean the air, reducing the heat in some rooms. Some of the most effective plants include tillandsia, basswood, and sword ferns.
Turn off electronics not in use
Some electronic devices in standby mode can generate heat, and thus increase the temperature in a room. You should turn off all devices that emit energy and that are not in use.
You can also use low-energy light bulbs for your light fixtures. They reduce heat, unlike regular light bulbs that emit a lot of energy and heat.