Beach and swimsuit days aside, summer can get overwhelmingly hot, humid and just plain unbearable after a few months. From taking 3 to 4 showers to cranking up the air-conditioning 24 hours a day, the summer heat and humidity can affect even the best of us. Here are 4 home hacks you can make your summer a little easier.
Keeping humidity levels balanced
Humidity is the biggest culprit of discomfort during the summer, and the house can get exceptionally unbearable if there is too little or too much humidity in the air. Keeping a balanced humidity level in your house not only help moderate temperature, it also prevents your house from drying up or mold and dust mites from paying a nasty visit to your living space – and dehumidifiers and humidifiers go a long way in achieving this.
While there are many types of dehumidifiers and humidifiers ranging in size and price, a small dehumidifier placed near showers or sinks and a humidifier placed in bedrooms or the living room should do the trick in keeping just the right amount of moisture circulating around the house.
Get smart with your blinds
Gone are the days of old-fashioned blinds where you have to manually draw them in accordance with the weather. Motorised blinds might not seem like it can contribute to temperatures at home, but a little goes a long way with these remote-controlled smart blinds.
Aside from keeping rain out, motorised blinds keep you away from UVA and UVB rays without the need to manually go near windows to close your curtains in the peak of summer. It also protects furniture and furnishings from absorbing unnecessary heat that contributes to high temperatures in your home.
Get the most out of your showers
Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs is about comfort, and a nice, long shower with American Standard EasySET Exposed shower system does the trick. It is the perfect solution to save you the hassle of fumbling around for the right water temperature, as this auto temperature mixer maintains the correct balance of hot and cold water based on your preset temperature.
Rain or shine, American Standard EasySET Collection assures you come home everyday to a luxe shower experience, with the ultimate showering convenience.
LED it up
It’s old news that the type of light you use gives out different amounts of heat, but did you know that LED lights practically emits zero heat? Comparatively, 90% of the energy used by the good old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs is wasted on generating heat. Incandescent lighting is probably your worst nightmare in the summer heat and not only are they a mini heat-generator, they also jack up your electricity bills.
The current dominating contender in the home-lighting world – LED light bulbs – work by bringing together currents with a positive and negative charge to create energy released in the form of light. The best part – a fast source of light that is reliable, instantaneous and still remains cool to the touch after hours of usage.
With many more ways to cool your house down, incorporating a couple of them may save you some money on your electricity bills. And try not to get hot and drenched in sweat putting up fixtures around your home to cool your house down; maybe it’s time to sit down with a tub of ice cream in a tank top and catch up on some Netflix to hide out the summer heat.