It’s important to know that cooling off in the summer is not something we do for fun, or to feel more comfortable. It’s something that helps guarantee us a level sense of safety in the blistering summer heat. People often think of shelter as helping us out of horrific storms and winds. It’s not just that. Heat can often hurt us if we don’t plan for it well, even though we all prefer a summer’s day to an overly cold one.
If you’ve found that your home is often stuffy at this time of year, it can truly pay to ensure you prepare for this time. This is especially true if you have those who are slightly ill, young or old in the household, as often adverse weather conditions can affect them the most. There are many cooling summer tips for this kind of year, and the best are as follows:
Many people feel that good insulation is only something used for the winter months. After all, you surely want warm air to be trapped in your home when you’re paying for the heating, right? Well, this works both ways. Think about it. Room temperature is on average around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. This can often reach up to the early or mid-30s on swelteringly hot days. In a home with limited insulation, this heat will blister down and heat your home like a proverbial oven.
With good insulation, this overtly hot air can also block insane temperatures, and help you maintain a relatively good atmosphere in the home. This, of course, helps by allowing fans, ventilation, and good use of shading to keep your home cool. With strong insulation, this atmosphere will be maintained with much more profundity. Remember, hot air rises, so ground-level ventilation will often not heat the room as intensely as you might think.
It can be important to keep your windows open when you hope to relax and keep the house cool. However, laying in the garden means you’re not inside, and open windows can often lead to a security flaw in the household. Purchasing window locks to ensure that if someone does attempt a break-in, there will be plenty of noise or even an alarm can help you ventilate your home morning and night without much in the way of fear for your home security. Use this tip wisely and tastefully, of course only allowing your bedroom windows to be opened and locked at night.
It’s important to keep airflow in consideration. Stuffy homes are often that way because they do not enjoy natural exposure to wind. This means that you need to create your own airflow, through the use of fans and open windows. Ascertain how this will travel throughout your home. It’s good to ensure that generated cool air is aimed towards the room but also an open window to avoid it heating up and being trapped, or fighting against the heating tide to no avail. You might also consider opening or closing certain doors that are heated and unfortunately unable to contribute to the cooling. For example, if your home office is currently unattended and has strong sunlight shining in, closing those doors or even curtains in that room can allow for no unwarranted heating to shirk your cooling efforts.
With these tips, you can be sure to enjoy summer cooling preparation for the stuffy home.