Even though it’s still pretty chilly outside, now is a good idea to start thinking ahead to the coming summer months. Remember what sun and warmth is?! That may be a distant memory, but I’m sure you are now more than ready for the mercury in your thermometer to start climbing!
Switch Curtains And Blinds
Did you know that there is a big difference between winter curtains and summer ones? It’s true! Generally speaking, winter curtains and drapes are made from thicker materials and are often designed using darker colors. They are often longer too, and will hang all the way down to the floor. These features all help them trap warm air into your rooms. Obviously, you won’t need all that hot air in your rooms during the summer – it could make it way too hot in your house! So, it’s a good idea to switch your curtains and blinds for some summer ones once we get to April or May. They are made from lighter materials and use lighter colors, so all that hot air can escape a lot easier.
Get Heating And Air Conditioning Systems Checked
Your air conditioning system will be your family’s best friend in the summer months. If it ever gets too hot and humid in your home, you can always just turn on your air con system for a blast of cool air. But if the system is broken or needs maintenance carrying out, it might not work as well as you need it to. Your heating system could also impact on your air con as well, so it’s important to see about heating systems and furnace repair services in your local area. That way, you can have your heating and air con systems serviced together to make sure that they aren’t impacting on one another.
Get Some Ceiling Insulation
By now, you should know that it is incredibly important for your property to be correctly insulated. It will keep your home warm through the winter and will reduce your utility bills by quite a way. However, quite a few homeowners don’t realize that they are missing ceiling insulation from their property. Even if you know you do have it, it’s worth checking to make sure you have enough of it. Not only does it prevent warmth from escaping through the roof, but it also prevents excessive heat being absorbed through the roof from direct sunlight.
Add Secondary Glazing
Did you know that glass is one of the best conductors of heat? That means that all of the bright sunlight streaming in through your windows will actually be a lot warmer than what it would feel outside. This is great during winter, but it can cause your home to get a bit too hot in summer. There’s one easy solution – add some secondary glazing to your windows. This helps to control the temperature that is reflected through the glass.
Don’t get too hot, hot, hot this summer – use these tips to keep cool!