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It’s hot! Close the windows!

 

That’s right: close your windows this summer! Numerous sources agree and their justification is simple: when the air outside is hotter than the air inside, the anticipated breeze resulting from an open window is actually just a point of entry for even more heat.So, while a bit of wind may make one feel notably cooler, there’s a major discrepancy between how warm the air feels and how warm it really is. This coolness is generally an illusion. If you want a bit of a breeze, close your windows and allow a fan to circulate the air inside, instead. And if you have double-glazed windows that’s even better as the overall insulation is enhanced that much more: when it’s hot out, the heat will stay out.

 

Reflect that sunlight

 

Sunlight is not just light – it contains infrared radiation too: HEAT.  The ultraviolet radiation’s energy is converted to heat in your home and a mini greenhouse effect. This is divine in the winter – or if you’re conducting a natural science experiment – but it tends to be suffocating during the warmer months. And while you plead for cool relief, we’re here to reassure you that you have options.Reflective roof paint, for instance, makes a huge difference. You can also keep curtains and blinds closed but there are alternatives to living in a cool cave.

 

Created for coolness

 

If you don’t want to completely alienate yourself from the muggy outside world nor live in dark gloominess all for the sake of keeping cool, read on. Aluminium windows can be insulated with a thermal barrier – a thermal break, as it were – which prevents heat from seeping inside. Opt for aluminium; fling open those drapes! With side hung aluminium-framed windows you also have the advantage of altering the angle of the opening so when you do decide to open the windows for some fresh air, the breeze, warm or cool, can be directed just as you choose.

 

Plant some oxygen factories

 

Shrubbery and trees cool the air – did you know this? Plants release moisture and absorb heat and when a tree is big enough it will provide invaluable shade. The main consideration you need to make is where exactly to place the greenery for maximum impact. And while you wait for your big shade tree to grow and indeed become big and shady, establish some creepers and flower beds – get a head start with shade provision.

 

At the end of the summery day, remember that an inherently temperature-regulated space makes negotiating the hot (and cold!) weather a breeze. Whether you are a homeowner looking to save on costs or a property developer wanting to provide the best service and advice to clients – you can’t go wrong with aluminium windows along with some effective cooling tips to boot.

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