Get yourself a cooling fan
Portable fans are a great choice because you can easily move them throughout your home as needed, cooling different areas during the day and during hot nights.
Getting into bed and trying to sleep on a hot sticky night is difficult. You can keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature in no time with a portable cooling fan.
To get that cool breeze you need and for help sleeping without that dreaded clammy feeling, hire a powerful turbo fan with various speed settings. Or you could buy a fan so you'll always have access to instant cooling when required. Also, don’t discount the power of ceiling fans and tower fans as a light cooling solution. Install ceiling fans to help move hot air out and keep air circulating so your home will feel cooler.
Invest in energy efficient windows
If you want to keep the heat in during the winter and out during the summer, consider purchasing energy-efficient windows. These windows are designed to block out hot air while still letting cool air flow into your home or business. This is good for your home and the environment, and also helps to reduce energy costs.
Other ways you can control indoor temperature with your windows:
- If investing in new windows isn't an option for you, inspect your current window seals and check to make sure they aren’t broken or cracked. If they are, they are letting the cool air escape from your home, which makes it harder to keep rooms cool.
- Use longer curtains that you can pull shut to prevent sunlight from shining directly into a room if it is too warm inside. If you can, use curtains with a white backing so the sunlight will bounce off of them instead of entering your home.
- If you're looking for the best window treatments to keep extra heat out, choose honeycomb-style blinds. When heat does enter through your window, the shape of these blinds will trap it between the blinds and the glass, eventing it from heating up the room.
Redesign your landscaping
Now, take your efforts outside and hire equipment to redesign your landscaping to keep your home cool. Or you can buy garden tools to help. The best way to do this is to plant large trees or full bushes near your windows to add shade and help block heat-inducing sunlight. You can also add vines outside your home that will creep up and cover areas to help cool them down. You may not be able to create shade instantly, but by planting things now, in a few years you’ll have plenty of shade near your windows.
For more instant results, think potted plants and window boxes. You can arrange pots and plants around your windows, inside or outside, with tall plants to add shade. Window boxes can be filled with tall or full plants to help block sunlight from coming inside. The creation of green spaces can actually enhance shading and evaporation.
Side note: Indoor house plants can also bring well-needed moisture to an overheated room.
The construction of your home makes a big difference
The materials your home is made of can actually help you keep it cool. Homes made of brick, concrete and stone are easier to keep cool than homes made of wood or other materials.
Of course, you can’t easily change the structure of your home, but if you ever decide to add to your home or add a room, consider using one of these heat-resistant materials.
The materials on your roof can also make a difference, and it’s easier to remodel your roof than your entire home. There are actually specially designed cool roofs that reflect the sun’s rays and bounce them off your home, keeping it cooler. A roof that is painted a lighter colour will also help keep your home cool.
Keeping your home cool when it’s scorching hot outside isn’t always easy. But, when you consider the materials your home is made of, make some changes to your windows and even work on your landscaping, your home will be virtually heatproof this summer so you can stay cool and comfortable.
Gear up for summer by hiring cooling equipment from HSS
If you want a quick solution to the unwanted heat that's causing you and your family to feel uncomfortable and sweaty, HSS has it.
At HSS, we have everything you need to cool down your house, ready to be shipped out to you within a matter of days. Simply explore our range of cooling solutions before selecting the fans or air-con units you need - we'll get it out to you faster than you can say "it's too hot in here!".
Need more help choosing the right cooling option? Our experts are just a call away.