Anytime the summer season arrives, we find ourselves in the dilemma of how we can keep our home cool without hurting the environment. There is a majority of people for whom summers are fun. They take out their BBQs and camping gears. Well, it’s not the case for everyone. The harsh summer takes away all the fun, and it becomes necessary to find some solution and the easiest one seems to turn on the air-conditioner. Not only will it significantly bump up your home’s electricity bills, but you will also be participating in making a significant dent in your environment.
We will discuss a few tips that you will find significantly helpful in keeping the home naturally cooled down. We handpick the information that we will jot down here and see a significant downfall in the energy bills during the summer season.
Block Unwanted Heat
The only area from where the unnecessary heat enters the home is through windows. So what you should do is grab some good-quality curtains or blinds and install them across all the windows from where the natural light can enter. We would recommend going for the breathable ones such as jute or cotton ones and keep them closed from late morning to early evening. You can also go for bamboo shades.
Prevent Your Home To Get Humid
You should invest in a dehumidifier so that it can extract all the humidity from the air. The basic functionality that it has to offer is not to cool the air but to soak up all the moisture and keep the air fresh. There are a few premium dehumidifiers that not only keep the air clean but will also keep the pollutants in check. It will fight against the nanoparticles that are in the environment and are harmful for our health.
This is the tip that you must never forget, especially while building a new home. If there is no proper ventilation, you will not keep your home naturally cooled down. You will need to keep the windows with a proper strategy to give them adequate ventilation. The best time to let the fresh air in is between 0500 HRS and 0800 HRS in the morning and then 2000 HRS and 2200 HRS in the evening.
On the bed on which you will spend your night and trying to get sound sleep, there are a few materials that should be kept a mile away from it. The fabric you are getting for your bed sheet should not be satin, polyester, or silk. You should prefer a light-colored fabric or linen with a breathy texture like cotton. These sheets will also significantly help in enhancing the overall ventilation.
Tweak Ceiling Fans’ Position
Just having a ceiling fan installed in your room will not help you keep the room airy. There must be times when you have felt that the ceiling fan is blowing hot air instead of regular. What you can do is configure your fan to rotate anti-clockwise to fetch all the warm air from the room, giving you a cooling effect. If you are using another cooling device, you should rotate the fan’s position according to that one.
White LED Bulbs
There are high chances that you are using yellow/warm light in the winter season; you should change it to white. Also, if the LED bulbs you are using aren’t RGB ones, you must get white LED bulbs for your entire home.