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There is no air conditioning, but the house is still fresh?  These nine tips will help you on your way |  MyGuide

There is no air conditioning, but the house is still fresh? These nine tips will help you on your way | MyGuide

LiviusBefore you consider installing a reverse heat pump or air conditioner, you should first take a look at what you can do yourself. With these nine tips from Livios building site You can also cool your home: because by keeping the heat out during sunny days, you lower the temperature in your home by a few degrees.

Tip 1: Leave the windows open during the day

The basic “technique” for controlling the temperature in a home is very simple: close the windows when it’s too hot during the day. The ideal comfort temperature in the living areas is around 19°C, and the bedroom temperature is around 16°C.

Thus, keeping windows closed can help keep heat out and prevent rooms from getting too hot. Close your bedroom windows on time, especially if you sleep under the roof, and close all windows during the day. Draw the curtains too if needed.

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Tip 2: Put up umbrellas or plant shade trees

For every square meter of glass that the sun enters, your home is heated by 1,000 watts. So the message is to stop the sun before it hits the glass. how do you do that? Install sunscreen for the outdoors, such as venetian blinds, screens, awnings, and outdoor slats or shutters.

Trees, hedges, and tall shrubs are also very effective. There are many shade trees that can provide relief. This type of tree has a fairly wide crown that provides shade.

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Looking for a greener, less intense alternative? Another option is roof trees, trellis, or screen.

Tip 3: Cool at night with night ventilation

Is it a little cold outside? Then it’s a good idea to open all the windows and possibly the doors. The heat accumulated in the walls finds its way out. We call this principle night ventilation or cooling. You are actually using the natural air flow to ventilate your home.

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Tip 4: Provide a fan and ice cubes

The fan is an easy-to-use, maintenance-free solution to quickly cooling your home. It also consumes less energy than an air conditioner. However, when it’s really hot, the fan is essentially “blowing” warm air and won’t take away the feeling of warmth.

Helpful tip: Freeze a bottle of water and place it in front of a fan, or hang a damp cloth in front of it. The fan will blow coolness into the room. There are also systems with integrated cooling elements on the market. They use the same principle.

Tip 5: Move your bedroom

If you can swap places in certain areas, move the bedrooms to the east or north side of your home. This side has more shade and therefore stays cooler.

In addition, choose a bedroom on the ground floor rather than upstairs or under the roof. The higher you go up in your home, the warmer it will usually be.

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Install outdoor sunscreen, such as venetian blinds, screens, awnings, and outdoor slats or shutters, to keep the sun out. © Winsol / Frederik Degryse

Tip 6: Choose plants against the facade or in pots and containers on the terrace or balcony

Plants are a real defense against the heat. They take water from the soil and let it evaporate through their leaves. In this way they allow the air in the house to breathe.

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Tip 7: Avoid electrical appliances

To lower the temperature in your home, it is best to limit the number of heat sources in your home. Not only do electrical appliances consume energy (even in sleep mode), they also emit heat. So unplug all the appliances you don’t need and limit the use of cooking appliances (oven and stove in particular).

Tip 8: Insulate your home

If your house is not insulated, the heat will come out in the winter. But on the contrary, in the summer heat finds its way indoors more easily. Good insulation ensures that the cool home stays cool. By insulating the roof and facades of your home, you prevent the temperature in the house from rising too quickly.

Read more: Am I required to isolate? And what is “isolated enough”?

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Tip 9: Use water

If your floor covering allows it (ceramic tile floor, natural stone, …), mop it with plenty of water, with an extra concentration under the windows. You can also lower the temperature by occasionally pouring a bucket of water onto the balcony, balcony, or in front of the door. It is preferable to use rainwater for this purpose, which you recover by means of a rainwater tank.

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This article was written by our partner Livios.be, an expert site focused on construction and renovation.