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Tips For Keeping Your Home Cool In Spring and Summer

With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your home for the summery months ahead. While many of us crank our heating systems up in the winter to keep our homes warm, lots of us also find that our homes are too warm in the summer.

As the weather gets milder, the days longer and the sun higher, it’s a good idea to start thinking about how you plan to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer.

There’s nothing worse than feeling hot and bothered in your own home, especially if you’re trying to work or sleep. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your home cool in the warmer months, from installing a high-quality air conditioning unit to using your curtains and blinds smartly. Read on for our top tips!

Use your blinds to keep sunlight out

Keeping your blinds or curtains closed in rooms that let lots of sunlight in can help to keep the temperature cool in your home. While your first instinct may be to open up the curtains and let the light in, doing so can instantly heat up your home. If you want to keep temperatures low, use your blinds and curtains to keep direct sunlight out of your home.

Opt for cotton sheets

When the weather’s warm outside, it’s best to avoid silk or satin sheets as they can feel heavy and hot when you’re trying to sleep. Instead, opt for lighter fabrics such as cotton. Cotton sheets will be much cooler to sleep in and will ensure you don’t feel too hot or sticky in bed. Remember to choose a light colour too!

Turn the lights off

All light bulbs produce heat - and this heat can contribute to the overall hot, sticky feeling in your home when the sun is out. To save some energy and keep your home as cool as possible, turn the lights off when possible. You may be surprised by how much of a difference it can make to the overall temperature in a room!

Put white fabric covers on your furniture

Dark colours and surfaces absorb heat and therefore it’s best to ditch the dark colours in summer. If you want to keep temperatures low in your home and ensure that your sofas are comfortable to sit on, we recommend putting white fabric covers on your furniture. These covers will reflect the light and keep your home cool when it’s hot outside.

Invest in a high-quality air conditioning unit

The best way to keep your home cool when temperatures are hot is to install an air conditioning unit in your home. Air conditioners allow you to maintain the perfect indoor temperature and help to keep your bedroom cool during the warm summer nights. An air conditioner draws in warm air and removes the heat, blowing out cold air to keep the room temperature low. 

At Westcott Air Conditioning, we’re proud to be the experts in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. We offer a range of professional services designed to make our customers more comfortable. Whether you’re in need of an air conditioning engineer for your home or a ventilation system for your office, we’ve got you covered. Visit our website to learn more about us. 

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