6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer

For many, summer months mean spending a lot of time outdoors, keeping cool on the beach or next to a swimming pool. Then there are those who don’t live near the beach and don’t have a pool, or who live in areas that get so hot that going out at midday is out of the question. So, how can you keep your indoors nice, cool and comfortable?

Our homes provide us with comfort and shelter from the harsh weather, but keeping cool in summer can become as expensive as the usual and most obvious solution is to turn up the air conditioning. However, that doesn’t have to be and isn’t the only solution. Here are some eco-friendly alternatives that will help you stay cool in your home during those hot summer months.

1. Windows

The easiest thing to do is to shut the doors, close the windows, and let the AC do the work. However, windows themselves can function as a sophisticated system and do the magic on their own. They can help keep your home cooler and control the rising heat in your home through some simple tricks and additions.

Having double glazed windows is the perfect solution for both cold and hot months. They will prevent both hot and cold air from coming in, and help maintain the ideal indoor temperature without wasting too much energy. In summer months they can prevent extreme heat from entering your home, and if you add some simple curtains with a white back, they will reflect even more sun away from your home.

Double hung windows are another feature that helps with maintaining optimal temperatures at your home. They allow you to open the bottom section of the upwind side, and the upper part of the downwind side. This will