As we begin to edge ever closer into the summer, most people might want to consider how to best cool their London home on the rare chance that the sun does make itself known. Becoming too hot can lead to frustration, headaches, and even serious health problems. For these reasons and many others, it’s just as important to cool your home in summer as it is staying warm in winter.
Thankfully we’ve put together some of the best humidity-beating methods Londoners can take to stay cool and healthy. Even better, all these can be achieved without the use of artificial air-conditioning.
Open up windows and doors
First and foremost, the outside breeze should be your best friend when the sun starts scorching. Don’t be afraid to ever so slightly open your windows to let it roll in. This is particularly easy if you have tilt & turn windows installed, the style easily able to ventilate any living space without sacrificing security. Likewise, however, sliding up your sash windows a tad can have a dramatic effect. If not during the day, feel free to let the night air roll in ready for the morning.
This is a tactic that is also a must for doors too, as no air will be able to permeate if they remain closed off. During the hottest part of the day rooms with their doors shut will struggle to stay cool. It’s important to keep your windows and doors working in tandem.
Keep blinds closed or invest in blackout curtains
Believe it or not, experts indicate that up to 30% of unwanted heat come through your home’s windows. An obvious but effective way to combat this is to keep your blinds closed during the summer months where intense heat is to be expected. Doing this can see you save up to 7% on bills and lower indoor temperatures by as much as 20 degrees. Your home is suddenly free from the risk of feeling like a greenhouse.
Those serious about insulating their living space should invest in a good set of blackout curtains. They’ve been known to reduce heat gain by up to 33%, safely and reliably letting you maintain a balance temperature. There’s simply no better way to beat the summer heat!
Manage your body’s temperature as well as your home’s
Here’s a tip that might sound a little unusual at first, but rest assured, there’s method in the madness. In addition to keeping your house cool, consider taking steps to keep your body nice and chill too. One of the most important ways to do this is to stay hydrated, drinking plenty of cold drinks – with ice in ideally. Other methods include wearing light clothing, dabbing hot areas of the body with a cold cloth, and having a cold shower.
Safely enjoy your home in summer with Albion’s top tips!
So if you want to effectively cool your home and save money on air-conditioning while you’re at it, don’t hesitate to take some of this advice on board! Alternatively, those worried about staying warm later on in winter should absolutely consider a window replacement from Albion Windows. For more information get in touch today.