It won’t be long before we are all basking in the beautiful summer sun. Here in the UK, we experience all kinds of weather, from icy snow and thunderstorms right through to heatwaves and glorious sunshine. The changeable weather is one of the things that makes it difficult to plan for our weather patterns. When it comes to summer, we all love the warmth it brings, but when a heatwave hits, it can be hard to keep cool and to cool our buildings down. There are a number of ways that you can keep your home cool in the summer.
Fans – these are great for low-level heat and for use on a single person basis. One of the benefits of using fans is that you can move them around to wherever you need them. But the big disadvantage is that they don’t actually produce cold air. They simply circulate the air that is already around. This means on those hot sticky nights, you will probably just be moving warm air around your room.
Air Conditioning – on the continent, air conditioning is much more commonplace as they have slightly more predictable weather patterns. With the world slowly heating up, there is definitely more of a need for air conditioning in the UK than ever before. Air conditioning Gloucester companies such as Ace Comfort Cooling can install a number of different units. These include those that operate in a single room, across to those that cool an entire building. The type that you need will depend on whether you are looking for a cooling solution for a domestic setting or commercial business and what your overall budget is.
Flooring – the flooring that you choose can help to cool your home. Carpet will keep your rooms warm underfoot, whereas tiles and hardwood flooring often help to bring some coolness into your room. You can also ensure that you do not allow the sunlight to directly hit your flooring during heatwaves by keeping your curtains and blinds closed until the sun has moved around. This helps your flooring to maintain its natural coolness throughout the day.
Other ways you can stay cool at home include having shutters placed on your windows, turning off unnecessary electrical appliances and dressing in light cotton clothing during the hottest parts of the day.