With the arrival of summer, the heat is installed in our homes and become a hell.Although it is tempting and very comfortable, there are tricks to save with air conditioning, but let’s be honest: it’s not the most economical thing to keep your house cool.
In days of suffocating heat, where you are invaded by the anguish in summer that causes the heat, you can stop this feeling by following only a series of tips. Take note of these tricks that, in addition to being very simple, will allow you to save on your bills at the end of the month.
1.Ventilate at dawn and dusk
Throughout the day the windows should remain closed or minimally open, but when the sun comes down and at dawn, it will be the best moments to open the doors and windows of your house wide open.
If you create drafts you will get the house fresh, even for a short time. Maybe enough for you to fall asleep on a tropical night.
2. Use the extractor:
Turn on the hood in the kitchen while you are cooking and the extractor in the bathroom while you are showering. That way you’ll get the hot air out.
Also, take advantage of the garden to make a barbecue and avoid starting the oven at home. And it would be even better if you did not cook, opt for fresh dishes or summer salads.
3.Change the light bulbs:
Incandescent bulbs spend 90% of their energy on the heat they emit, so getting rid of them and changing them by LED or low power will be a good trick to reduce heat sources at home and save.
4. Dress up your summer house:
If you also change your wardrobe when summer arrives, why not do it with the home? Outside carpets, change the sheets for cotton and avoid velvet. Use clear or colored with print flower, which give more lightness and influence the sensation of heat.
5. Household appliances at night:
Avoid putting the dishwasher and the washing machine during the day since they give off a lot of heat. All appliances, even the television, are sources of heat that we should avoid as much as possible and disconnect when they are not being used.
6. Place solar sheets on the crystals:
They are an effective solution that reflects the light and heat that enters through the windows, with the advantage that you do not need to remove the glass. They will reduce the heat by 82% and you can be cooler at home saving on the electricity bill.
7. Climbing plants on the facade:
The vines or bougainvillea are ideal on the facade of your house to act as a natural barrier against heat. You will get cooler rooms and also a much more cheerful atmosphere.
8. Water to refresh:
If you have a patio, balcony, terrace, garden or porch, water the floor in the evening to refresh it. The heat accumulates in the soil and will soothe it a little.
With the floor inside the house the trick is to scrub it with cold water, leaving it somewhat more soaked than normal.