Summer is on the rise and you may be able to see homeowners ramping up works on their home, trying to combat the heat and adding features around the home to make summers easier on them this year. It is only March and the summer heat seems to be on an ever high.
This may be a good time for home owners to look into essential repairs and renovations around the home to help combat the summer heat and sail through this year’s heat, such as Renovating gardens, roof repairs, adding a kids pool, getting that jacuzzi working and installing exhausts around the house. These small things can help you control the heat inside your home and get the air moving within the building.
Tips to Improve Air Circulation around the House
Ventilators are an age old technique to let the natural warm air out. Warm air rises as is science and therefore can let itself out naturally. This is one of the easiest and cheapest solutions to circulate air inside your home.
Attic Fans and Vents
Attics are places between the roof and the space between the floor which can easily be hot due to all the warm air. Attic fans are excellent to vent the warm air out and help keep the rooms cooler. Vents in the attic are another great option to let air out naturally.
Exhaust Fans and Ceiling Fans
Exhaust fans in areas where most heat is generated helps in keeping the hot air out such as in kitchens are storage areas. Even if you have a chimney, that would work brilliantly in handling the heat.
Ceiling Fans are another great option to circulate air around the house. Ceiling fans can help even with just your HVAC being on fan mode.
It isn no surprise that your HVAC system will help circumnavigate the air from outside to inside and cool it so that you can remain in optimum temperature. Apart from the AC option, just running the fans can also help with air circulation within the house by letting out hot air and bringing in fresh air.
A roof is your primary sun blocker and therefore having a weather proof roof helps a lot. If you have roof repairs pending with broken tiles or old pipes, this can increase the power you consume through your HVAC. Get your roof restored or replaced by the time the heat hits the ceiling.
There are some great roofing technology and roof paint options that help deflect the heat of the sun and helps keep your overall building heat to a minimum. Your architect or engineer can help you with finding the best roofing solution for you based on your requirements.
- Apart from these ideas, keeping your Doors and Windowsopen can help navigate the air within the building and ensure you have minimal heat inside the home.
- Humidifiers and Dehumidifierscan also help in removing humidity in the house and help keep the air clean and fresher and pull moisture from the atmosphere.
A Kids Pool in your Garden and/or installing a Jacuzzi in your bath can be an excellent idea around this time for kids to have fun in the heat while you can take a refreshing bath with your temperature preference.