How To Keep Your Home Cool And Breezy This Summer
The summer is a great to time enjoy being outside with friends and family, eating in the sunshine and catching some rays to work on your tan. For all that summer is exciting, it also brings with it its own set of challenges. The heat of the midday sun can intrude into how you go about living your day-to-day life which can be frustrating. It’s crucial to avoid the hottest part of the day,and you must know how to stay as cool as possible when the sun is shining high in the sky.
Make sure you stay cool and hydrated by drinking plenty of water and staying in the shade and keep your home cool by employing the four easy methods to follow.
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Keep The Air Flowing
First and foremost, ensure that your house has air conditioning. If you live in some of the hottest places in the world, then you must install a unit for the sake of your safety. It is very easy to overheat in adverse weather conditions, especially if you’re not adequately hydrated. Make sure you have the number of a technician on hand if your air conditioning unit breaks down over the summer. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so it’s advisable to keep up with air conditioning maintenance throughout the year. If your unit does experience a temporary break down or failing, then ensure you open the windows on either side of your property so to allow for fresh air to cross through.
Use A Water Spray
Don’t neglect your houseplants over the summer and remember to spray them down with water so that they don’t expire. You can also use this spray bottle to lightly add water to surfaces before you rest on them. For example, spray your bed clothes with a light dusting of water before getting in. Spray the room with water and think about adding a few drops of essential oils into the bottle so as it gives the room a fresh and clean aroma.
Choose Egyptian cotton bedding instead of other materials. Egyptian cotton is exceptionally good at keeping you cool,and it’s also very soft and smooth to the touch. Cotton or silk are two of the very best fabrics to choose when considering how you dress your bed over the summer. Also, remove your winter duvet in favor of one that is more suitable for summer. Choose a lightweight duvet that doesn’t use duck down as its filler. Keep your home cool and breezy by using thin cotton to dress your bed and your couch.
Stick To Cool Color Tones
Steer clear of dark colors that absorb light such as black, navy, and dark grey. If you have a vibrantly painted feature wall in your home, then consider painting it in a cooler tone in time for the heat of the summer months. Remove all fabrics of dark color and replace them with ones in light tones such as white, cream, and beige instead. These colors reflect light, and so will work to keep the heat out. Remove items such as blankets, throws, carpets, and rugs. These items only stand to warm up your home, so it’s best to store them away now that summer is approaching.
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