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Preparing the house for summer has never been so easy with these tips
June 20th, 2022 |
It is in the summer when the possible shortcomings of our homes are seen. Poor insulation, poorly structured ventilation, cooling problems, etc. A great test that our home must pass in the best possible way.
Although we can always give you a hand and accommodate the house to combat the heat. In this way it should not become so pressing and we can spend the coolest and most pleasant summer in our homes. For this reason, today we are going to see a series of tips to prepare our home for this difficult and complicated time.
Tips to prepare the house for summer
he tips, which we are going to see below, can help us to mitigate the feeling of heat and lower the high temperatures a little, although summer in Spain is a fabulous time to enjoy, it can also make us uphill if we are not well prepared. Let’s see how we can do it:
Ventilate with the lowest temperatures
Mornings and nights, when temperatures are lower, is the time when we should ventilate our homes. If the house has a well thought out and adequate cross ventilation, creating drafts with the location of doors and windows, we will be able to extend those hours of ventilation and the house will be able to benefit from the low temperatures.
It is important that we take advantage of these moments so that the house stays cool and pleasant the rest of the day, so we can spend the hottest hours in the best possible way inside the house itself.
Use plants on the facade
Nature can be our best ally when it comes to combating heat and high temperatures. The plants on the façade, on balconies and windows, will manage to absorb the direct rays of the sun and will create a fresh wrapper around the house, saving it from the direct sun.
The vines on the facade is another natural insulator that works like a charm, it also preserves the sun’s rays in winter and regulates the house very effectively. Of course, if we have large terraces or gardens we will be able to lower temperatures as the irrigation water evaporates, giving a much more bearable environment for our summers at home.
Protect the home in the sun’s hottest hours
There are a number of hours a day when the sun will shine more fully on our home and will make it more difficult to protect ourselves from high temperatures. It is in those moments when we must help and protect our home the most so that they do not overheat and staying in them becomes unfeasible.
A good awning, lowered blinds, creating darker spaces isolated from direct light will help us better cope with the bulk of the hot hours. Even so, we must manage in the best possible way to take advantage of natural light as long as we can and not turn on the light bulbs in the house, which, together with the appliances, are another important source of heat.
Use light colors inside and outside
Colors also help us overcome the complicated trance that a hot summer can become. Decoration is a very important element to help our home overcome the arrival of heat.
We must use light colors, not only on the facade or interior walls, but also on curtains, coatings and everything that can mitigate the heat that direct sunlight transfers to the house.
Change traditional light bulbs
Traditional light bulbs do not carry any type of atmospheric regulation and become an important source of heat in the summer season. We must take advantage of natural light as much as we can, especially in the hours of lowest temperatures and as long as the sun’s rays do not shine directly into our home.
Today, there are technologies on the market such as LED lights that are ideal for replacing our old light bulbs, so we will obtain ones that do not overheat or emit heat, and will satisfy us in the same way in terms of lighting.
Article by Vanesa Mena, Jun 20, 2022