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5 Ideas to Improve the Temperature in Your Home

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It is no secret that you are the most comfortable in your own home. This is a time when you might see your energy bill increase significantly, which is enough to make you sweat without summer’s blistering heat! Read on for five ways to improve the temperature in your home this Summer.

Programmable Thermostats

Utilising a programmable thermostat to operate your cooling systems means that you can have complete control over your home’s temperature all through the day, even when you are not home. Select the exact times each day that you want your air conditioning unit to switch on and off. Save energy and money from cooling the house unnecessarily.

Utilise Your Curtains

As well as being a decorative feature in your home, your curtains can play a critical role with temperature control. Windows that receive direct sunlight during the day will let heat into your home, so it is best to ensure these windows have decent blockout window coverings. This will significantly reduce the temperature of your home and save you on energy bills!

Whole House Fans

The Australian heat soars to extreme temperatures. But what if there was an energy-efficient alternative that was useful all year round? A Whole house Fan can circulate natural air throughout your home during every season. You can cool your home efficiently in just minutes, remove stale air and odours, reduce energy costs, and improve air quality.

Solar Roof Ventilation

Roof ventilation can help you to beat the heat in summer, and keep your home temperate all year round. Roof vents pull heat from your roof cavity and structure of your home reducing air conditioning cost and energy usage. They provide a more comfortable interior temperature while keeping roof cavities and materials from deteriorating.

Check All Your Seals

As we think about how the heat might be entering your home, it’s also a good idea to think about how the cool air might be escaping. We suggest doing regular inspections of your home for cracks, holes and unsealed windows or doors that could be letting the cool air escape and the heat to enter.

There you have it! By implementing these five tips you should be able to successfully improve the temperature in your home and be comfortable through the hot summer months.