Keeping your house cool this summer

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Keeping your house cool this summer

The uncomfortable high evening temperatures can make sleeping difficult. Fans often become a necessity in the house and can be a great help to keep the flow of cold air. Here are a few other ideas to keep the temperature of your property as low as possible.

    1.    Shut the sun out by keeping curtains and blinds closed during the day.
    2.    Turn off appliances that you are not using which produce heat, such as televisions and computers.
    3.    The kitchen can produce a lot of heat. Eat cold foods or create dishes that do not need to use the oven. Placing lids on pans when you are cooking can also help.
    4.    Hand wash dishes instead of using the dishwasher, as this produces excess steam and heat.
    5.    Steam causes humidity, so avoid taking long showers during the day and try to cut down on use of the washing machine.
    6.    White reflects the sun so think about the colour of your curtains and rooms when you decorate.
    7.    Contrary to popular belief, good insulation can keep the heat out of your house just as well as it keep it in during the winter; the attic is usually a good place to start.

We hope you find some of these useful!