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Many of us are not fortunate enough to have fantastic cooling in our home so we must find other methods to keep the home cool on scorching hot days. Even if you do have great air conditioning you should try not to put it under the pump by having it run all day.
Keep curtains closed during the day and all windows and doors. This is to keep out the humidity and hot air. At night, once the outside temperature has dropped, open up all of your windows to ventilate the home again.
Ensure you have shade for both East and West sides of your property as this is where your home will get the most sun.
Refrain from Using Hot Appliances
Try and also put off activities that generate heat. These are things like, using the dishwasher, dryer, oven and washing machine. All of these things will generate a lot more heat in the home than you realise. Try and avoid doing this until the evening.
If you can install ceiling fans, or buy a few fans to place around your home.
If you are in a particularly hot climate, plant shade trees around your home.
Screens or Shades
Try placing bamboo shades or screens in front of your direct sun affected windows which will stop 60% – 80% percent of the sun’s heat from getting to the windows.