Staying cool and comfortable in summer doesn’t need to be expensive. There are many simple ways to stay cool and comfortable while saving on your energy bills.
1. Shade and draught-proof your windows
Stop the sun from passing through your windows and keep the heat out in summer.
- Close your curtains during the day to keep the heat out
- Use external shading to keep the sun off the windows
- Cover skylights
Draughts account for around 12% of summer heat gains through hot air coming in during the day. If using an air conditioner, make sure you close your doors and windows and seal up gaps and cracks.
As soon as the temperature outside is cooler than inside, open your doors and windows to cool down your home in summer.