Summers are indeed fun! Long walks by the beach, school vacations, and endless outdoorsy entertainment are what you can expect! However, your homes could get really stuffy with no air circulation and the heat that is trapped within will make you perspire profusely. Especially during the months of June to August, the Dubai sun is at its peak performance and temperatures may reach up to 45 degrees. How do you ensure a good night’s sleep in these soaring temperatures? We are here to share some tips with you to keep your home cool during the summer season.
Draw the curtains
The rays of the sun are heading in your direction and there’s no escape from it. When the harsh rays want to be an uninvited guest in your home, you can use reliable tactics to block it. Close the curtains so that the heat is prevented from entering the interiors. Use blackout curtains available in the market to do the job just right! Invest in a good set of branded blackout curtains and install them on the window that faces the south & west directions. Draw the curtains completely so that no sunlight can enter inside. Solar films darken the room and restrict the heat & lighting from gushing in.
Turn off Switches
Appliances like an oven, washing machines, and dishwashers radiate heat while they are being used. This will only make the surroundings even hotter. Phew! We request you to turn off the switches of appliances that are not in use, thereby gaining dual advantages of saving electricity & avoiding them from throwing heat around. Choose to complete your errands early in the morning when the sun is not too strong or late in the evening when it has set. This practice will ensure that the room has enough time to cool down before the afternoon sun shows up in full force.
Keep Lighting Minimal
Tube lights and heavy voltage lightbulbs emit heat and further contribute to making the surroundings hotter. Especially the incandescent light bulbs are said to be inefficient and use much of their energy to produce unnecessary heat. LEDs on the other hand are more energy-efficient and radiate lesser heat than other types of lighting. You will be doing your home a great favor by turning off the lights, especially during the daytime.
Grow Indoor House Plants
Want to keep your home cool naturally? Grow some house plants and place them on your windowpane or balcony area. Besides being excellent mood-boosting catalysts, plants cool the surrounding environment by releasing moisture in the air. When it gets too hot, plants resort to transpiration – a process by which they release excessive water into the environment through their leaves and keep the surrounding environment cool.
Use Cotton Upholstery
Cotton is everyone’s best friend during the summer months. We aren't unfamiliar with wearing cotton clothes during summer, then why don’t we decorate our sofa sets and change our bedsheets with cotton linen? Pure cotton doesn’t irritate the skin and absorbs sweat from our bodies thereby giving us much-needed relief! Cotton doesn’t develop fungus and other harmful microorganisms, thus lasting longer than other materials.
Use an Air conditioner or Air Cooler
Air conditioners are an expensive investment and the electricity bill may surge due to their 24x7 usage during summer months. An alternative to this is investing in an Air Cooler. The cooler is a rather eco-friendly option and it works by evaporating water stored in its tank to cool the air. The air cooler pulls air from outside and then cools the room, thus offering a better quality of air to breathe. Reach out to an experienced handyman service in Dubai to purchase an appropriate air cooler and get it installed in your homes.
Global warming is playing havoc and it's time to think about where we are going wrong! To counter hot summers try using natural remedies to keep your homes cool, by following the above-mentioned tips. Feel free to reach out to our home maintenance experts in Dubai for any assistance required.