Here in Australia, we are constantly experiencing the stifling heat of the sun. This is why many of us are dependent on air-conditioners and dehumidifiers to regulate heat and lower humidity. But sometimes, these appliances cause our energy bills to skyrocket to the point where using them becomes a bit impractical.
We’re not saying here that you need to forgo your AC and endure the heat. But we can offer some ways that can help you keep your home’s cool even if you don’t use your cooling units regularly. Here are some of these methods that will also help you lower your bills.
Closing your shutters may be counterintuitive, but letting them open will just let the warm air stream inside your home. If you keep your blinds down or your curtains closed, you’re actually preventing your home from turning into a greenhouse. Just open them up during the night.
Be a Fan of Fans
Use your ceiling and standalone fans. But, make sure you’re using them right. You can set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise. Doing this will pull up the hot air toward the ceiling instead of spreading it throughout your room.
Lights radiate energy and heat, so you should minimise their use. If you still use incandescent bulbs, you may get rid of them, as they emit higher amount of heat. Replace them with energy-efficient ones, as these can significantly reduce the energy you’re using; thus, cutting down your bills.
Use Window Films
If you want to keep the natural beauty of sunlight inside your home sans the heat, you may choose to install window films. We have solar films that can block out 80% of heat and sunlight. These films can also reduce glare and heighten your privacy. What’s better is that they also have UV filters that will help prevent the fading of your furnishings and sunlight-sensitive items.
These are only some of the things you can do to keep your home cool during dog days. If you want to learn more about the films you can install on your window, don’t hesitate to contact us. You may also choose to browse our other pages to see our range of products.