With the summer weather here, many homeowners automatically switch on the air conditioner, however, this can often come at a high price. If you automatically reach for the A/C during summer, Thistle DKI has a great post with some tips to help keep your home cool without using your air conditioner.
Close Your Home
The best place to start is with your curtains, shutters, blinds, etc. Whatever you use to keep the light out can also be used to keep the heat out, the trick is to know when to open and close which areas. Start by:
- Noting down what time your home receives the sun and where.
- When does the sun move over your home?
- How long does it take each area of your home to cool after the sun has moved?
- Can you take advantage of any natural shade?
Once you have this information you can create a basic schedule which tells you what curtains and areas of your home to open, at what time, and when they will be cool enough to open again to take advantage of the cooler evening air.
Use Your Doors
If you have an open-plan style home then it will be easy for hot air to travel from one end of your home to the other. By closing some of your doors, you can localize the hot air and prevent it from entering your entire home. As an example, if your kitchen faces the outside and connects with your dining room, living space, and even your lounge room, then use any doors you have to close off each of these rooms and prevent hot air from easily traveling throughout your home.
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If your property has sustained damage, be from natural disaster or renovation work, it’s important to remember that it isn’t a DIY task, and trying to do the work yourself can often cause more problems, both with the structure and safety of your home. Instead, speak with a professional at Thistle DKI by calling 1 702 871 8462 (24 hours a day emergency line).