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How to Reduce Heat in Your Home during Summer

During summer it becomes too hot rendering it difficult to stay indoors. As much as you might want to stay in the home, the odor and the damp air in the house cannot permit you do so. However, to ensure that you are safe when summer sets in there are many different ways to beat the heat in your house as you also save on the costs of maintaining the temperature within your home. Here are some of the tips you can utilize to make your home conducive and bearable during summertime.

It becomes quite unpleasant when your house is hot, humid and very dusty. The dust can also cause allergies and limits the circulation of air in the home as it assembles in vents and in their air conditioning components. To avoid this unpleasantness, do a thorough cleaning of your home to remove the dust. Dust builds up more on cluttered rooms. Make your house more spacious for easy cleaning by removing some furniture that you do not usually use and put them in the store.

Another way to beat the heat is by avoiding opening the windows as they’ll let in hot air. Also avoid solar heating as this will also raise the temperature in the house. Use of fans to improve air circulation can be one of the most efficient ways during summer. It is also important to use sun blockers for your windows to lock the heat out. Use isotherm insulation to seal the attic in order to avoid heat build-up which at times gets up to an upward of 150 degrees especially in the evenings. Also be sure your attic does not have any leaks at all. In the evenings, even when it gets cooler at the outside, you’re able to marginally open the window to let in cool air.

You need to be energy efficient. Remember energy is like heat. The more energy you use in the house the more useless heat you make in the room. Avoid switching on appliances that you aren’t using. This is especially in the kitchen where most appliances are kept unnecessarily on. In as much as extractors are good and efficient to use, it is prudent to use other means of cooking to avoid creating so much heat in the house such as cooking from outside. You can also use a toaster oven as opposed to a full-sized oven which will reduce your heat build-up. Defrosting frozen products using the Refrigerator rather than the microwave may also reduce heat generation.

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