How To Keep Your Property Cool In The Summer: 4 Tips
Posted on: 2018-06-01
As Albertans, we live in a part of the world where air conditioning is often considered a luxury. Whether or not your property has an A/C unit, lower temperatures throughout your property means the air conditioner turns on less often– which saves you money! Keep reading for Parabola Developments top tips for keeping your property cool in the summer.
Throw Some Shade
While the early morning light is a refreshing change from winter’s short days, it also has the side effect of warming up your property. To keep the interior air cool, close your curtains, shades or blinds until the afternoon. Blocking out the sun during the summer may seem counter-intuitive, but you will enjoy the benefits when your property is not sweltering in the evening. Blackout curtains and shades are the most effective tools for reflecting exterior heat.
Enter the Flow State
Understanding air circulation is key to controlling the summer’s heat throughout your property. Opening windows on either side of your space will create a breeze through it; closing off unused rooms will prevent them from hogging cool air; bathroom vents, furnace blowers, as well as ceiling and stand-up fans can be set to circulate air– all of these airflow “hacks” will keep air moving and prevent it from becoming stuffy or uncomfortably hot.
Appliances and other devices part of everyday life output heat and it is one aspect of room temperature that you may overlook. This is not limited to your stove and oven: incandescent light bulbs, home theaters, computers, and almost all electrical devices can add to the ambient warmth of your property. For this reason alone, it is worth investing in the most efficient models– emit the least heat because there is less wasted energy– and turning them off when not in use. LED bulbs offer a similar advantage over their traditional counterparts.
Grill ‘Em All
As stated above, ovens and stoves are built to produce heat on demand– something most of us use every day to feed ourselves and those around us. In the sweaty days of summer, it can be difficult to even imagine turning on something that makes things hotter. That is why outdoor cooking, eating out and ordering in are three of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to keep you and your property cool!
The above four tips are only a summary of the many ways you can beat the heat this summer. Not only can you add an HVAC unit, but you can also renovate or build properties that naturally stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer with cutting-edge, eco-friendly technology. The experts here at Parabola are standing by with answers to any of your questions or concerns– contact or visit us today!
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