Keep heat out this summer
Summer is approaching and we are already seeing some of the benefits of hot weather coming our way. However, for many people the novelty of a hot summer can wear off pretty quickly when their home becomes unbearably warm and uncomfortable. This is not just a matter of comfort, but it can also have serious health implications, particularly with children and the elderly. The home should be a place to escape excess heat.
Whether it is warm or cold outside, the interior temperature should remain mild and pleasant. Here are some tips to achieve this.
Check that your windows can open
This might be something to be taken for granted during the cold months, but being able to open windows is essential for creating ventilation. If your double glazing unit has faulty locks or handles, it can turn your home into a greenhouse and can even present a serious risk to health. At Bebington Glazing, our remedial work services can repair any faulty window mechanisms so that they can be opened or closed easily.
Blinds or light coloured curtains
Installing blinds over your windows, especially west-facing windows, is an extremely effective way to keep the heat out. If you use venetian blinds, you can position them so that they still allow an adequate level of light into the room without allowing the direct glare of the sun in.
Dark coloured furniture absorbs the heat and will keep the house warm even after the sun has gone away. Using white bedsheets, table covers and throws will reflect heat and make the room look and feel cooler.
Avoid using appliances
Washing machines, ovens, dishwashers and even televisions all produce heat. Try to avoid using them during the day as they will be an extra heat source and make the home more difficult to cool down.
Open windows at night
On exceptionally hot days, it is not always the best idea to open windows in the daytime as it will let in the warm air from outside. If you want to open windows during the day, make sure that you open more than one to create a draught throughout the home.
Opening the windows at night will release the warm air back outside. Come morning time, the home should be nice and cool. Taking steps to prevent heat from entering the house can help you keep it this way.
Use good quality double glazing
For many years, double glazing has been used to keep homes warm in the winter, but they can be very effective at keeping the heat out during the summer months too. In double glazed windows, the two panes of glass are separated by a layer of inert gas, which insulates against the heat. Get your windows checked to ensure that they meet modern standards. At Bebington Glazing, we only use the highest quality components in our windows to attain the highest standard of double glazing.
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