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Knowing the tips and tricks to cool your house during the summer will be a great idea.

You should keep yourself and your house cools this summer and is kind to the environment at the same time. Here’s how.

For many people, summer means dips in the pool, cool drinks, and ice-creams. Summer is the best time to enjoy outdoor activities. 

But on some days when the summer is so harsh it will be very hard to go outside and cranking around the air-conditioner is the only option.

We’ve all been there – those times when you just think to turn your house into a fully cool always. But high energy use associated with cooling houses in summer paves the way for greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Check out these 11 tips that will keep your house cool, save you money, and help you be kind to the earth.

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1.Close your blind

We usually keep windows open to get enough sunlight into the house. But in summer it’s very hard as opening windows will increase humidity inside your house. You can block the sunlight by keeping your windows and blinds closed during the day.

2.Block the sun

Blocking heat getting inside your home will reduce the use of our cooling system. Try to block your windows and blinds using thick shades, large trees, walls this can also let sun light inside your home also.

3.Select good Air conditioner

Select a good air conditioner with an energy star rating. Please do enough research before buying an air conditioner as it can save a lot of your electricity charges.

4.Install a good cooling fan

A good cooling fan can make your home circulate cool air for a long time. A top tip to apply when using fans to cool down is to leave a large bowl of ice while its working. This will help to circulate cool air around the room and function like a makeshift AC.

5.Positioning your fan correctly for optimum cooling is also important.

Fans, when left to their own devices, will just circulate the same warm air inside the home. Ensure to make the fan point in your direction. Rather, you want to consider pointing your fan towards an open window – especially at night.

6. Close doors and seal gaps

Try to Close the doors of the rooms you aren’t using to keep cool air where you need it most. Seal gaps around doors and windows, and ensure the cool air can’t escape.

Note: evaporative air-conditioners will be ideal for your home, if you open some doors and windows to increase airflow through the home.

7. Hang out in the evening

Staying inside the home during the daytime and hanging outside may be a great idea during the day, but when it gets a little cooler in the evening you can try to open your house up to cool home naturally – just make sure you lock up overnight!

Cooking dinner or BBQ in the backyard or at the park may be a cooler alternative to being in a steamy kitchen too, so make the most of a cool breeze air when you can. 

8. Chill out, not chill on

Ensure to keep yourself hydrated always. Try to have Sip icy-cold drinks, apply a damp cloth to your neck and other pressure points on your body, take a cold shower to cool your body without needing to switch the air-conditioner on.

9. Choose cotton

Try to choose cotton fabrics. Cotton bedsheets can reduce the heat as it is breathable. Cotton fabrics can help cool your body. Wear light, loose clothing made of breathable fabrics like cotton, and fit your bed with cotton sheets and pillow covers.

10. Change your lightbulbs

If you’re having still trouble cooling your home and can’t work out. Try to change the incandescent lightbulbs. These lightbulbs were phased out from India years ago, but many homes still use them inside the house. They produce a lot of heat, so switching to energy-saving bulbs can make cool your home and save heaps on energy costs – that’s a win-win!

11.A Programmable Thermostat

Installing a programmable thermostat in your home to keep your home cool and save a bundle on energy costs. If you’re out of the house all day, Keep your thermostat programmed to reduce the temperature before you come home, so that when you arrive your room will be comfortably cool without wasting energy all day.


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Our properties are surrounded by serene and relaxed background by themselves that is perfect for the In the summer season. Experience a relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated experience with Ponmankal Homes. 

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