Tips on how to keep your house cool this summer!

We’ve had a few hot days and it looks like the heat wave is continuing this week. However, because we rarely see these temperatures, we tend not to be the best at preparing for it! When soaring temperatures strike, we end up complaining and feeling like a hot sticky mess. So, here at Park and Bailey we have come up with a few ways to ensure that you’re kept cool in this heat!

Follow our tips below…

Window work

As tempting as it may seem to open up the windows at the first sign of heat, it’s a plan liable to fail on you. To keep your house cool, you need to keep the hot air out, so this means keeping windows closed and covered with blinds or curtains during the day. At night time, when the temperature has dropped, you can open everything up to give your house a fresh airing.

Switch it off

A lot of heat is generated from appliances around the house and switching them off can help avoid internal heat gains. Consider turning them off when they’re not being used and make sure the backs of fridges and freezers have plenty of ventilation space, as these appliances can pump a lot of heat into a room. Light bulbs generate light quite inefficiently, giving off waste heat in the process. Try switching to lower energy light bulbs to reduce overheating.

Water

By leaving bowls of water lying around, this can help cool the hot air. Trees and plants act as natural air conditioners, so consider investing in a nice houseplant to help your efforts and to brighten up a room.

Fans

Fans can prove a summertime godsend for the sleepless, but make sure you’re using them right. As heat rises, the coolest air in your house is going to be at floor level so set your fan on the floor and point it upwards. This will bounce the cooler air off the wall and back into the room whilst mixing with the warm air to help cool the temperature altogether.

By following our tips, you will feel prepared for the summer weather and your house will feel much cooler.

If you’re looking for any more advice, then don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit our website for more information.