With summer in full swing, it’s no surprise that Air conditioners all across Australia will be working overtime, especially on the days when temperatures score above 30 degrees. In this blog, we are going to look at some handy hints that can aid in keeping you and your home cool this summer.

1. Optimise Your Air-Conditioner:

Many air-conditioners across Australia are in use throughout both Summer and Winter. For this reason, it is important to have them regularly serviced. Over time, mould and other bacteria can grow on inside your air-conditioner and its components. Regularly servicing your air-conditioning system not only ensures the comfort and safety of you and your family but also alleviates the operational strain on the unit required to maintain a comfortable indoor climate.

2. Make Use of Fans:

Cleaning fans work by circulating air throughout the room. You can use your ceiling fans in conjunction with your air-conditioner to help circulate the cool air around the room. This can help to cool larger rooms and surrounding rooms faster and more efficiently.

3. Block Out The Sun:

The sun has a knack for penetrating its radiant heat through windows and heating up rooms quickly. Using black-out curtains or rollers on your windows can help block out heat from entering your home. This will help to keep your home cooler throughout the hottest part of the day and will require your air-conditioner to use less energy to cool your home, in turn saving you money.

4. Seal And Insulate:

Gaps in window seals and door jams are the perfect way to lose coolness from your home. Cool air can escape through these small gaps while also letting in warm air from the outside. Check your window seals and doors for any visible gaps. Any gaps that are found should be re-sealed.

6. Promote Cross-Ventilation:

Take advantage of your home’s design and layout. If you don’t have or want to use an air-conditioner or fans, you can open your windows and doors from opposite sides to help with cross-ventilation. Utilising your home’s windows and doors for cross-ventral is a perfect way to help cool your home down in summer

7. Explore Natural Cooling Techniques:

Use Mother Nature to help keep your home cool. Take advantage of early morning cooler temperatures and open your windows to ventilate your home. Not only are you helping to cool your home, but you are bringing in fresh air. Do the very same in the cooler evening.

Using some or all these techniques can help keep you and your family cooler this summer. Remember to regularly service your air-conditioner and use fans in conjunction with your air-conditioner to help cool your home more efficiently. Take advantage of the cooler early mornings and evenings with open ventilation throughout your home.