BEAT THE HEAT with no ACs ! - iRenovate
Air conditioner eats up a sizable chunk of your electricity bill budget. Moreover, they release CFC (Chloroflourocarbons), which has a high potential to enhance the greenhouse effect and has become a migraine for governments worldwide. So now give up the “AC ADDICTION ’’ and GO GREEN this summer. Here are some easy ways to keep your house COOL without air conditioners –
Methods to Cool home without AC
BE EASY BREEZY!
Make sure your house is WELL VENTILATED. There should be large open windows in a home instead of incorporating air conditioners everywhere.Open the windows when the outside temperature is lower than the inside i.e in the evening.
A well ventilated home !
As metals are good conductors of heat, they provide a conduit for adding more heat to your house. Avoid bringing metallic things home.
SAY NO TO METALLICS !
WOODEN FURNITURE FOR THE NECK OF THE WOODS!
Opting for a wooden furniture helps to keep the house cool.Wicker or bamboo furnishings help to encourage good air flow due to airy construction and low heat retention.
WOOD IT !
SETTLE FOR SUBTLE!
(use subtle colours for your room )
Using light and subtle colours make your room appear bigger and cool. Room colours can influence our moods and thoughts, so we must choose the colours of our room wisely. Selecting shades of BLUES AND GREENS can help create a relaxing stress free place and are associated with nature and harmony.
Settle for subtle .
Vegetation has a cooling effect. Plant deciduous trees to block sunlight in summer. If your trees aren’t yet big enough to cast much shade, put other types of tall plants, such as giant reeds or sunflowers, along with the sides of the house. Climbing plants, such as grapevines, can also provide a cool green screen over windows in summer but allow sunlight and heat through in winter. A “green roof,” one cover in grass or other vegetation, cools effectively. In a warm climate, white roofs can help cool by deflecting sunlight. Best Tips to Cool Your Home without AC easy methods. We also did an article on Must have plants in your home.
INCANDESCENT LIGHTS! – keep it light!
Incandescent bulbs waste about 90 percent of their energy in the heat they emit, so tossing them to the curb will make a small difference in cooling your home while lowering your electric bill. Switch to CFLs and LEDs instead.
SAY NO TO INCANDESCENT LIGHTS! YES TO LEDs
KICK THE ELECTRONIC!
Electronic items release heat, even when turned off. So make it a habit of turning off these electronic appliances when not needed . Doing this would also save on energy and money. Reduce total heat in the house (and save energy!) by keeping plugs out of sockets when the appliances are not in use.
TURN THEM OFF WHEN NOT NEEDED !
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