Hooray! The sun has finally got his hat on! And there’s nothing more that the good people of Bolton (and their builders!) love than a bit of warmth. However being British, it only has to hit 20˚C before we all start grumbling that ‘I like it hot, but not this hot’! So what can we do to help to keep our homes cool during the hotter summer months? How about ensuring that your house is properly insulated? When many of us think about insulation, we think about keeping our homes warm and toasty in winter and reducing our energy bills at the same time too. However insulation does not just keep our home warm in winter, but will also help to keep it cool in summer too.
If you think about it, the aim of insulation is to stop heat passing from one side of it to the other. So it follows that if it can stop hot air getting out, it can also stop hot air coming in too. A great way to demonstrate this is to go up into a really well insulated loft in both summer and winter. In winter it should feel really really cold up there. That’s because the insulation is stopping the hot air from escaping from the house. However in summer it should feel hot in the loft, that’s because the insulation is preventing the hot air from getting down into the house.
So, along with getting the lovely chaps from Wisecraft to come along and make sure that your house is super dooper insulated, how else can you keep your home cool in the summer, without resorting to expensive and energy-inefficient air conditioning units?
- Avoid solar gain – when the sun is beating down on your windows, it will make your rooms hotter. So make sure that you close curtains or blinds in sunny rooms whilst you are out.
- Circulate cool air – at night when it is naturally cooler, open any ventilation shafts and windows to allow the cool air to circulate naturally around your house. Once the sun comes up in the morning, close the windows again and (if you have taken care of the solar gain) your house will keep cooler for longer.
For more information about fitting high-performance insulation to your home, contact the experts at Wisecraft Ltd today.