As the summers are nearly upon us once again, homes in mild and warm climates are already gearing up for a sultry and hot summer days ahead. To decrease in forestation and increase of pollutants in the air, heat is usually conserved and atmospheres do not lose the heat easily. As a result, heat becomes oppressive and leads to discomfort and a series of health problems in people. On the other hand, incessant running of cooling systems leads to rise in electricity bills and energy crises in power companies. Passive cooling techniques need to be implemented in order to keep a home cool during summer months.
Increase shades and awnings
With increased shade around the house, you will be able to benefit from less sunlight entering your home. Many people opt to put up aluminium shutters in Brisbane as awnings on window exteriors. This is also used to create awnings and covers on roofs. As aluminum is a cheaper material, it is affordable to cover an entire roof with such structures.
Add blinds and curtains
If you have added light curtains to your windows to allow maximum breeze and sunlight, it might be time to add heavier curtains and dark blinds to your windows. It will surely work to keep the sun out and reduce the intensity of heat inside the rooms. This translates to less usage of fans and cooling systems which lead to consumption of electricity. Adding window screens in Brisbane on the outside of doors and windows as awnings are also an effective solution.
Caulking and weather proofing
There are other ways to reduce the direct heat and sunlight that enters your home. For instance, if the walls are caulked that reduces the sunlight and heat as well as weather proofing. Use of reflective paint on exposed surfaces of homes like walls and roofs is also a great way to reduce exposure to the sun’s heat. Again, older homes tend to have gaps and crevices that allow outside air to come in. These cracks and crevices need to be filled and repaired and the doors and windows of a home should be made airtight.
For homes in humid and hot climates, it is necessary to allow hot air to leave the room and cool air to come in. For this purpose most homes have vents that are positioned on top and windows that are positioned below through which air can circulate. As a result, these are natural mechanisms of allowing the hot air to leave the rooms and cool air to come in. With the use of fans the circulation of air is possible which helps to remove the oppressive heat from the rooms.