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Keys to keep the house cool in summer

Keys to keep the house cool in summer

Courtesy of Lexington Advertising - Continue reading under 1 Light window curtains

In the windows light curtains (no thick fabrics), let the air circulate but grant some privacy and do not allow mosquitoes to have free access to roam freely through our bedroom. Get table or ceiling fans to quell the hottest hours of the day. Textiles, from H&M Home.

2 Create air currents

Whenever you can and when you have a house with doors and windows that overlook two facades, open them to create drafts of air that cool. Photo by Pip Studio

3 windows

The blinds and curtains causes the indoor temperature to drop. They act as a filter. Keep in mind that there are specific tissues that reject the sun's rays. With blinds and curtains we prevent the house from becoming a greenhouse. Keep the interiors dark during daylight hours. Photo by Velux The same happens with awnings. If you have them, keep them down during sunny hours.

4 Orientation and placement of furniture

Avoid placing the bed near a window or a wall that receives the sun during the day. The front will accumulate heat and you will notice that rest is not pleasant. Consider the orientation of the home when you distribute the furniture in a room. Photo by Jotun

5 Close rooms

Above all it is useful when there is a hotter area of ​​the house than another or rooms that are not used. Close the disused or warmer rooms to avoid "losing" fresh air. However, during the night, let the air be distributed. Photo by Pip Studio

6 Chromotherapy

Works! Soft colors. A calm palette that invites to calm but that does not absorb the light of the colors, but instead rejects them and hence they are fresher. In addition, green, yellow and blue always give the feeling of freshness. Photo by Jotun

7 The tissues

Not only colors are important in the perception of the warmth of a space, but also textures. Avoid heavy, thick fabrics, wool, hair, skins ... In summer and to visually refresh, better natural fabrics such as linen or cotton. And in contact with the skin, essential. Bedding, from H&M Home.

8 Correct isolation

Did you know that most of the homes built more than 30 years ago overheated in summer because the roof, facade and floors are insufficiently insulated? Think about the insulation of your home and what it can mean in your consumption bills. Isover manufactures glass wool and rock wool to insulate (thermally and acoustically).

9 Lights off

Incandescent bulbs emit heat (in addition to consuming more). In general, if you can keep the lights dim or off you'll notice. At least, don't stand near a lit lamp.

10 Water to cool

If you have planters in the window or on the balcony or a garden, water it in the late afternoon and you will notice how the atmosphere cools inside. In addition, covering the facade with ivy or putting a vertical garden also insulates and, when watering, cools.

11 Indoor plants

Incorporate plants inside the house and water them. The green brings freshness.

12 And in the heat ...

When we have followed all these steps to the letter, but the heat is still present, we just have to constantly refresh ourselves in a pool or with a cold shower at home. The interior will have the same temperature, but our body will appreciate it. Photo by Lexington

13 Also ...

On hotter days, hydrate well (although not with excessively cold drinks) and eat lightly. The body will thank you. Photo by Butlers.