5 Tips To Reduce Heat In Your House

reduce heat in houseAre you puzzled over how to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer? Well, without getting lost in thousands of suggestions and tips, follow some simple advice to reduce more than 50% of the heat in your home, even when the outside weather is hot, humid and dry.

Shade factor: If you plan carefully and arrange having shade at different parts of your house, then a lot of outside heat can be controlled. First, try to put shades at the west and east windows of your house where the summer breeze generally blows. Additionally, adding a heating and cooling efficient roof can compound the energy efficiency of your home. Also, certain heat generating household chores like dishwashing are advised to be done only after sunset temperatures are lower. You can also use mini blinds on your windows.  These help control the majority of outside heat. Using heavy curtains are also of great use in heat reduction.

Don’t forget to ventilate: Remember that turning on air conditioners or fans all day do not make your home cool during the scorching summer.  An efficient ventilation system is also required to channel out the warm air inside the rooms. Try to keep the south-end windows open after sunset. You can sleep with comfort at night if you keep these windows open all night and leave the fan on at a moderate speed. This works as an ideal ventilation system and keeps your home cool and fresh.

Plant indoor trees: Another way of smart cooling is using small shrubs and indoor plants inside your house. These plants generate a lot of oxygen and make the inside temperature of the house bearable. On the other hand, if your house is situated on spacious land, you can try planting trees outside that will provide shade. However, it is a yearly process and should be initiated prior to the arrival of summer.

AC and dehumidifier: Air conditioners are the easiest and most common way to keep your house cool beyond the natural ways. But buying the right kind of AC unit is itself a daunting task. AC units are manufactured based on the total area needed to be cooled. Be sure to select the right size unit based upon the size of your home.  Its capacity and configurations must be carefully taken into consideration. One that is too large can be costly, while one that is too small will not adequately cool your home. Dehumidifiers are also gaining in popularity these days, especially in countries where the weather is really muggy and damp. A dehumidifier not only reduces the extra humidity from your room, but at the same time reduces the sultriness in the air.

Install different kinds of awnings: Awnings have also become a popular choice among those in warm areas around the world. They create really nice shade for your house and reduce a lot of heat. Yu may also want to consider installing bamboo shades right outside of your windows. This can reduce more than 60% of the heat towards your home and can make your home more enjoyable.