The high temperatures begin to be noticed as early as the summer. The best way to avoid the heat at home is to carry out insulation works or install the air conditioning; however, some tricks can help reduce the feeling of overwhelm in the home without the need for reforms.
A suitable choice of textiles will help reduce the feeling of hotness in the home. Cotton, linen, or chiffon are some of the lightest fabrics used in sofa covers, cushions, tablecloths, and bedding; they will provide a much fresher and more vaporous image. Also, betting on white colors, light tones, and cheerful prints will intensify that feeling.
Curtains and blinds
The curtains not only serve to give privacy, but they also act as an insulating element protecting from the sun’s rays. Therefore, they must remain to lie down during the central hours of the day. The same is applicable, to a greater extent, to blinds, which prevent both the glass and the external frame of the same from heating up.
Awnings, umbrellas, and pergolas
For windows, balconies, terraces or decks. Awnings, like curtains, absorb sunlight and prevent the exterior walls of the home from heating up. It is important to remember to extend them before the sun starts to heat up and fold them up at sunset, to facilitate ventilation. Umbrellas and pergolas create a perfect shade space for breakfast, lunch, or rest.
Air conditioning devices
Fans are cheaper than air conditioning, require no installation, and can be moved from room to room, like portable air conditioners. The latter have air dehumidification functions and, although they are not as powerful as splits, they are perfect for cooling small rooms.
Choosing the type of bulbs to different light spaces can also affect the temperature of the home. Thus, low-energy bulbs and LED lights to give off less heat than incandescent bulbs, a factor that in summer can be crucial.
These plastic films stick to the glass and reflect the sun’s rays. In this way, the heat in the home is considerably reduced, also reducing the energy consumption produced by the use of fans.
Plants and gardens, the little allies
If you have a garden, you can plant some deciduous tree that lets light through in winter and creates a nice shade in summer. Other plants, such as bushes and vines, contribute to reducing the thermal sensation in the home, by absorbing part of the heat.
Other very simple gestures
Some factors determine the house’s temperature, such as the orientation of the house or the existence of an interior deck. Moving the sofa away from windows, ventilating the house at night and closing it tight during the day, or turning off heat-emitting appliances, such as a computer or oven, are small gestures that help cool the home.