As we approach the blistering heat of the Australian summer, it may be difficult to find ways to keep cool without overusing the air conditioner. According to finder.com.au, more than half of Australians use their air conditioner during summer and over a million Aussies leave the air con operating even when they are not home. This is an immense amount of wasted electricity, parallel with the unnecessary increase in your energy bills. If you would like to know a few tips and tricks on staying cool in the summer without cringing at your energy bills, continue reading.
1. Block the Sun Out
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to instantly reduce the heat inside your bedrooms is blocking out the sun with your blinds and curtains. Particularly in the early mornings, before you are out of the house for the day, covering your windows can stop that direct sunlight beaming throughout the day. If you really want to effectively keep the sun out, try block out curtains. Also, depending on the way your windows/house faces, this step may be more effective in some houses than others. South facing walls are naturally cooler as they receive minimal sunlight.
2. Have a Cold Shower
Need to cool down quickly? Having a cold shower can dramatically lower your body temperature and keep you comfortable for a short period after. This is a fantastic alternative to blasting the air con and forgetting to turn it off.
3. Keep Hydrated & Keep Your Body Cool
Additional to cold showers, keeping your body hydrated with lots of water and eating cold treats can help alleviate the heat. You can add a cold, moist towel behind your neck and palms to extend the cooling effect.
4. Swap AC for Fans
Turning on pedestal or tower fans are far more energy efficient than the air conditioner. They use less electricity and can be just as effective at keeping you cool. Also, if you have any exhaust fans in the kitchen or bathroom, turning these on can draw the heat from the room. If you have a ceiling fan installed, adjusting them to rotate counterclockwise can effectively create a cooling effect by pushing the air in a downwards motion.
5. Installing a Home Ventilation System
Fans also must be manually turned to off prevent electricity wastage, but Riteflo’s self-propelled ventilation systems operate 24/7 to keep the cool air flowing through the home and keeping the hot air out. A home ventilation system regulates the temperature and humidity. While keeping the humidity down, this prevents the growth of mould and mildew that thrive in moist and warm conditions. These ventilation fans also mean that you will not be subjected to the biting mosquitos at night that travel through your open window.
Keep Cool with Riteflo This Summer
Riteflo have been keeping hundreds of Australians cool every summer with their cost-efficient self-propelled ventilation systems. They serve multiple purposes additional to helping keep the cool air in during summer. They require no operating costs so you can be sure that you are saving money in heating, cooling and cleaning all year round. If you would like to know more about Riteflo’s fans, get in touch with us today.