Yes! Finally, the summer has well and truly arrived. Long gone seem the days of wearing 4 layers and hugging a hot water bottle to stay warm. And while we all love a bit of sun, you can have too much of a good thing. In recent years, the UK has seen some record-breaking temperatures, while heatwaves are now a regular fixture in the summer months. As such, learning how to keep your house cool in a heatwave is a valuable skill. So, in this blog, we’ll explore a few simple ways you can keep your home nice and fresh and keep the sun’s rays and bay.
Maximise Natural Ventilation
Research from the Met Office, among other international bodies, has concluded that extreme heat events will be a regular occurrence going forward, so it’s important to find quick and easy ways to keep your home cool. Natural ventilation is exactly that: quick and easy. By strategically opening windows and doors, you can allow for the flow of fresh air throughout your entire home. By creating a natural breeze, you’ll easily drop the temperature by a few degrees.
Small Changes, Big Differences
Keeping comfortable when it’s toasty outside doesn’t have to mean big changes to your home. There are plenty of things you can do today, and they’re far from drastic. For starters, when you’re feeling the heat, try to avoid unnecessary use of appliances like the oven, or even games consoles. Electricity generates heat, and merely having devices on standby contributes to a warmer home. Investing in some fans and positioning them strategically throughout the home is another good idea. Other easy measures can include creating shade, closing the windows during warmer parts of the day, opening them when it’s hotter, correctly insulating your home, and using efficient window coverings. This brings us nicely to our next point…
Shutters: Stylish Solutions for a Cool Home
The insultation properties of shutters are well documented, but did you know that shutters are also great for keeping the home cool whenever the mercury starts to rise? Shutters act as a barrier between your windows and the interior of your home, preventing heat from entering and cool air from escaping. Plus, their adjustable slats allow you to control how much sunlight enters your space. This also makes them great for airflow regulation. And with your brand-new energy-efficient shutters, you’ll spend less time with the A/C on, helping you save money on your energy bills in the process. What’s not to love?
Choosing Your Perfect Shutters
We have plenty of styles for you to choose from, but don’t let that overwhelm you, because we’ve got a few suggestions. If you’re thinking about how to keep your home cool in a heatwave, choose either full height or tier-on-tier shutters. Both options cover the entirety of your windows, while tier-on-tier are slightly more bespoke. They’re comprised of two sets of panels: one on top and one below. These tiers can be controlled entirely separately, meaning you can close the bottom section with the top open. This is perfect for when you want extra privacy while still having lots of natural light seep in.
Book Your Survey Today
Still have questions? No problem. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today. Alternatively, why not book your free on-site consultation with one of our Shutter Specialists. They’re experts in all things shutters and would be more than happy to swing by, answer your questions, and give you a price for your shutters. Hopefully, we’ll see you soon!