The scorching heat during the summer puts a strain on holidaymakers and those who decide to stay in their homes. Regardless of where you live, summer is generally the hottest season. This is why people try to keep their homes as cool as possible during this period.
But what if we told you that it is possible to cool your home with a few simple measures? We know that air conditioning has a big impact on your energy bill, especially if you live in sunny areas. But today we will give you all the information you need to make your home cooler and more habitable even in summer. So if you are ready to refresh your home with Realigro’s advice, we can start!
All electrical devices give off heat. This is why the first basic rule for refreshing your home in summer is to unplug all electrical sockets that are not in use. Remember that even equipment on standby emits heat. So avoid leaving mobile phone chargers or all sockets plugged in when not in use. Computers, televisions and so on can give off heat and heat up the house without us even realising it. So start by taking a tour of your home and unplugging all the sockets you don’t need!
If you don’t have air conditioning in every room, a fan can also be a valuable ally. But to prevent the fan from simply moving the warm air without generating some coolness, here’s a simple trick. To cool down your home, simply place a bowl of ice in front of the fan. In no time at all, this will create a super concentrated flow of frozen air!
Whether your windows face south or north, the main rule is the same. During daylight hours it is advisable to lower the blinds to prevent sunlight from warming your home further. However, this does not apply throughout the day. Once the hottest hours have passed, it is advisable to air the whole house to cool the sultry interior and generate some fresh air.
Did you know that taking a shower heats up the bathroom very quickly? To remedy this, we suggest you reduce the shower time to avoid generating too much steam and consequently heat.
Artificial lighting is undoubtedly one of the main sources of overheating in the home. both in summer and winter, it is advisable to opt for energy-saving light bulbs and turn off the lights when they are not needed. Since the amount of energy that is converted into heat is then radiated to the rest of your home, it is preferable to turn on the light only when it is essential.
And you, do you follow these steps to refresh your home?
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