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7 Easy and Effective Ways to Cool Your Home

June 30, 2016

Ever feel like you are in an oven in your own house! Don’t get heated up on this because there are easy ways to make your home a much cooler place, save more on your electricity bills and allow you to enjoy daily activity in your tropical homes while you don’t have to spend much to make a change. Here are 7 simple and cost-effective ways to cool your home.

1. Embrace natural ventilation

Ventilation inside the house is a key to bring down the temperature. Turn to Balinese-inspired interiors to bring in that cool vibe. In harmony with tropical natures, Bali vernacular architecture uses big windows and high ceiling for the utmost air circulation, which you can boost it up even more with stylish ceiling fans. Local materials like teaks and bamboos also contribute well to give the light feeling and create chill-out and relaxed atmosphere.

7 Easy and Effective Ways to Cool Your Home

2. Block Out UV Rays

Inevitable UV rays in sunny city like ours not only harm your health but also fade your furniture and flooring. Blocking them from entering your home allows more heat reduction and protects your investment on the house. Just put up UV-resistant curtains, window tint works, window blinds and shades for an instant and budget fix. If your home is facing the west, it’s a good idea to install exterior shades in the possible space for more heat protection. Painting your roof with heat-reflective paint or light-coloured paint is also a creative way to keep your house cool.

7 Easy and Effective Ways to Cool Your Home

3. Keep Things Tidy and Organised

Keeping your home organised enables efficient airflow and uplifts your mood. You won’t feel heated up so easily when serenity meets with comfort, so why not try out a Zen style of decoration where things are kept minimally, uncluttered and clean.

7 Easy and Effective Ways to Cool Your Home

4. Choose Light Colour Tone For Your Areas of Comfort

Replace the dark and thick items in your cozy spaces like bedroom and living room. Go for thin and breathable fabric with light colour tone for bedding accessories, linen, upholstery, and throws. The litted mood appearance will work with the comfort touch and give you a pleasant feeling.

7 Easy and Effective Ways to Cool Your Home

5. Boost the Cooling Effect with Simple Decorations

Water displays give cooling effect to the living area. Immerse yourself with the sound of running water from small indoor fountains. Fish bowls and clear flower vases with water will also do a trick to cool your sight. If you feel like hearing a sound of summer breeze, try put up wall-hangings or wind chimes to relax your mind.

6. Burn A Candle

A scented candle it is. In a hot and humid weather, it’s a perfect mood-lifting way to wake your sense of smell up with refreshing fragrances like lemon grass, citrus, ocean breeze, cucumber and melon. Find your favourite scents in a form of fragranced candles, reed diffuser oils or sticks. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the spa-like environment.

7. Turn to Energy-Saving Mode

If air-conditioning is really a must, make sure your unit is environmentally friendly and energy saving. Look for energy efficiency label that provides information about the energy consumption - remember more stars, more saving! Don’t forget to give your air-conditioner a regular maintenance to make sure it’s always efficient.

7 Easy and Effective Ways to Cool Your Home

Image credit: Story of Us, 0932 Design Consultants, Nu Infinity, Quest Designs

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