On these summer days you want your house to stay nice and cool. But how do you ensure that your home is and stays cool? We give you handy tips to keep your head and house cool.
1. Discard the windows – and close them again
In the morning, immediately after waking up (if it is still cool outside), open all windows and doors for a maximum of one hour in your home. In this way a nice fresh wind is created through your house (draft).
Then make sure that the windows and doors remain as close as possible throughout the day . Also close the curtains and luxaflex on the side where the sun is. This keeps the heat largely outside and will be a lot more pleasant in the house.
2. Avoid equipment that generates heat
Try to avoid as much as possible hot (incandescent) lamps, candles and other heat-emitting devices. If you sit outside, it obviously can not do much harm if you have put a few candles on, but inside that pair of candles and lamps can provide some (extra) heat .
Avoid cooking stove and oven. On such a hot day, a quiche may not be such a good idea. Instead of a hot meal, make a tasty healthy meal salad today. The heat from the oven and the pans on the fire provide a lot of extra warmth and sweat drops on your face.
3. Take it easy – keep your house cool
Do not worry. Do you work at home with a cleaning schedule and is it time to start vacuuming again? Grab that vacuum cleaner on a less warm day and take it easy. The heat that comes from such a device is not exactly cool.
4. Protect your whole house from the sun
Do the sunscreen down during the day. This keeps the sun outside your home, but a sunscreen also ensures that shadows appear on the outer walls of your house in a number of places , so that they will heat up less quickly. Often the outside walls still ‘afterglow’ for a few hours after the sun has disappeared.
Also consider planting plants against your wall in strategic places, or planting a shrub or tree that throws a pleasant shadow on your house. A deciduous tree keeps your house cool in the summer, and leaves the coveted sunlight in the winter.
5. Switch on heavier cooling guns
Has your home become a lot cooler after the tips above? Perhaps it is wise to buy an air conditioning, air cooler or powerful fan.
Invest in a good fan
One that is silent (even if it pivots), that has enough power and maybe even a timer or remote control (so you do not have to leave your bed if you get cold).
Go up one step with an air cooler
An air cooler is an intermediate form between an air conditioning unit and a fan. You can fill it with water or even ice, and with this it cools and purifies the air. It also consumes much less electricity than an air conditioner. A good solution for our climate.
Control your climate with a mobile air conditioning
With a mobile air conditioning you can bring any room to the desired cool temperature. It costs more energy and the air becomes dry, but it does get cool. And that’s a godsend if you have to do it with a bloody attic room where the roof still radiates heat.