10 Ways to Reduce Heat in Your Home this Summer

Keeping your home cool during Summer in Australia is a challenge. It’s even more challenging when your home doesn’t have air conditioning. Fortunately, there are few inexpensive ways to reduce the heat in your home and get the indoors ready for Summer.

In this article, we’ve included our top ten ways to reduce the heat in your home before Summer arrives. 

1) Switch on the fans

Fans encourage better airflow and create a wind-chill effect. If you don’t have ceiling fans, opt for portable fans, which you can move from one room to another. For example, a fan in the bathroom or laundry room will help reduce heat and humidity from hot water and appliances.

2) Close the doors

The most efficient way to cool down the rooms in your house is by closing the doors. You should consider this step, especially if you have air conditioning. Any open doors or significant gaps allow cool air to escape quickly.

3) Blinds and curtains

The temperature in your home can warm up by almost 30% from the heat that enters through windows and glass doors. You can reduce this by keeping the blinds or curtains in warmer rooms closed during the day. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to mean any natural light. External plantation shutters are practical and, most important, aesthetically pleasing.

4) Outdoor blinds

Another solution to keep the heat out is installing Ziptrak outdoor blinds. Protected at any time of the year, they provide a sense of seclusion and sanctuary while holding back rain, wind and sun. In addition, they allow you to control airflow, light and temperature whilst staying connected with the outdoors. With outdoor blinds like these, you can relax and indulge in your private retreat without worrying about the heat.

5) Energy-efficient window treatments

Another great option in addition to blind is energy-efficient window treatments. There is a large variety of window treatments that you can apply to your windows to reduce the impact of warm temperatures on the inside of your home. For example, the high-reflectivity film protects the interior of a room from sunlight and heat-absorbing tints absorb a large portion of the sun’s UV rays and heat.

6) Create shade

Got shade? One of the best ways to keep cool during the Summer months is to stay in the shade. A great way to create shade is with a folding arm awning or roof to fence blinds. Folding arm awnings offer a functional shading solution for your home and can cover areas of almost any size. Roof to fence blinds are a great way to extend your entertainment area while keeping the hot sun off your windows.

7) Turn off appliances and lights

Lights and appliances generate a lot of heat when switched on. Try switching off non-essential devices such as the television when you’re not using it. In addition, try using the oven, dishwasher and washing machines during the cooler times of the day.

8) Cool your home at night

A great time to cool your home down is when the sun goes down. At night, open up the windows, curtains and blinds to allow the cool night air to flow through the house. Then, turn on ceiling fans or room fans to help circulate the cooler air. By doing this, you can lower the temperature of your home.

9) Upgrade your roof

One of the best ways to keep your home comfortable in the warmer months is upgrading your roof. Upgrading your roof material is a more eco-friendly method to prevent heat from releasing into your home. Some of the best roofing materials to help keep your home cool include slate tiles, light-coloured concrete tiles, terracotta and clay tiles and planted roofs.

10) Set the thermostat at the right temperature

If you need to use the air conditioner, set the thermostat to as high as you feel comfortable. Increasing your thermostat by just one degree in warm weather can reduce the running cost of your appliance by about 10%. If you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioner, pick one with a high-energy star rating. In addition, make sure to choose the right air conditioner for your home.

Final Thoughts

Small changes can go a long way in helping you reduce the temperature in your home can make a big difference. So if you’re considering updating your outdoor area to keep the heat out, All About Shade has you covered. They offer a range of versatile blinds perfect for blocking the sun and keeping the cool breeze coming.

To arrange a free quote, fill out the “Free Measure & Quote” form, and one of our friendly team members will get in touch.

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