Summer is coming and you don’t have air conditioning at home. With these simple measures you can survive the summer heat

Summer is coming, the season of the year most feared by those of us who are hot, but what if we can’t make use of the air-conditioning with which to cope with high temperatures?

A problem, that’s true, but if we pay attention to the “advice of the grandmothers” we see how it is not something that cannot be remedied, applying some homemade tricks and others that progress has brought us in recent years.

Tricks that they will help us to air-condition our house in a natural way, without having to make use of external elements and only learning to take advantage of what is not around. A series of measures of which you are sure you already apply some in your home and that combined with each other, although they will not cool our house as an air conditioning unit would, if they will at least prevent it from overheating.

Take care of natural ventilation


The main advice to maintain a suitable temperature at home in summer without having to use air conditioning is that it has good ventilation, but it is not something we should do at any time. Early, when the temperature is still pleasant on the street, we must open windows and balconies or late at night, if temperatures drop. And looking to create air currents.

That the still fresh air enters the house so that on the way the interior atmosphere is renewed. And when the temperature begins to change in the street we begin to close windows and blinds. Even curtains. The aim is that this renewed air does not escape, creating a kind of inner bubble favored by insulation. And if you have fans at home, use them to improve air circulation.

Take care of the insulation


If you have old locks at home, the kind through which heat and cold filter through … it might be time to change them, right? Closures PVC with glass of several millimeters low emissive with argon gas and a combination of thermal aluminum slat blinds can be a good option to regulate the temperature at home.

And if we do not change closures and these are old, check as much as possible for leaks. If there are cracks, especially in wooden closures, which cause the temperatures to flow and therefore the stored heat or cold is lost. Have the silicone handy to cover those cracks.

Light colors to reflect heat


If you are going to reform at home or simply are going to paint, try to use light colors as much as possible. Walls, doors, windows and blinds are better in white color with heat, apart from the rebound effect, for the sensation of freshness they produce.

Lighting at home: if it is LED better


You may have lighting based on incandescent or halogen bulbs at home.Have you thought about change for an LED luminaire? The reason is that the first two, apart from spending more, have a worse ratio of heat generated and light produced.

They consume a lot to produce less light and give more heat in the process. Something that is not noticeable in just a few minutes but that we do suffer when we use them for a long time. Haven’t you noticed in some malls or stores (fitting rooms are torture machines) that they still use halogens?

Use of other devices


Using the washing machine or dishwasher is better at night (If we can and the noise allows it) since these appliances generate heat in their operation, a higher temperature that as a residual dissipates through the room in which they are for hours … until they cool down.

The same happens with the computer or certain electronic devices. Leaving them on for hours and hours, even in standby mode, generates unnecessary heat (along with greater light consumption). You can notice it when you enter a room where a computer has been on all night. Don’t miss the change in temperature.

Space optimization


Do you have a two-story house? Does your floor have areas more and less punished by the sun? It’s time to consider living differently. If you can sleep in a room where the sun does not “hit full”, go ahead, go for it. Surely you will not have a high degree of heat stored in the walls, walls or ceilings and therefore the environment will be more pleasant.

The same happens if you have several plants. Normally it is in the lower one where you will find the best temperature. It is the closest thing to living in a cave house due to the minor changes in temperature that you will find. Less sunny, yes, but that’s not what matters now.

It’s just a few tips but Surely they can be useful if your house suffers from high temperatures and you do not have an air conditioning refrigeration system. Surely you have tried one of these methods at some time. By the way, do you know any other?

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