How to Keep Your House Cool During Summer

The British summertime is glorious when we’re able to get outside and enjoy it, but it can be difficult to bear when we’re stuck indoors and especially when we’re trying to sleep.

Unless you have the luxury of air conditioning in your home, how do you keep your house cool during a UK heatwave? Here are a few top tips from the team at AW Electrical Supplies.

1. Keep your curtains or blinds closed during the day.

This isn’t always practical when you are at home, as it can be too dark, however if you are going out for the day this is a must! To really make a difference you could even consider black out blinds to help keep the heat out.

2. Try to keep all electronic devices switched off as much as possible.

Lights and electricity all radiate heat when they’re in use, so try and keep them to a minimum. You might even want to reconsider cooking any hot meals during a heatwave to avoid oven use. The oven can greatly increase the temperature in the house, so it is a good idea to stock up on salad options instead of cooking.

3. Try to use warm, but not hot water when showering.

This will help to reduce the steam in the bathroom from travelling to other areas of the house. It is also important to ensure you have adequate ventilation in your bathroom to remove excess water vapour and keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

4. Use Fans

Fans are a popular solution for many homeowners trying to keep cool during the summer; however instead of cooling the air, they simply blow hot air around the room. If you use a fan in your home, it is a good idea to point it towards an open window to blow the hot air out. Another effective way to use a fan to cool down a room is by placing it in front of a bowl of ice. This allows the air to flow through the ice and cools the room down.

* This is a collaborative post

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