You can smell wattle in the air, the days are longer, and you haven’t touched your coat in a while. With summer just around the corner, it’s hard not to be thinking and planning long Sunday lunches, backyard cricket and beach days.
While being outdoors in summer is a lot of fun, there is nothing worse than coming home to a hot and stuffy house. Keep your cool and prepare your home with these five tips – the best part about them? They can all be done in one weekend!
Curtains are a cheap and easy way to make sure that the hot afternoon sun is not turning your house into an oven. Install close fitting curtains or blinds to any north or west facing windows. If you find that the summer sun is still too harsh, it might be worth investing in some external awnings.
Invest in the right technology
Why not try an air-purifier like the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link it’s an intelligent purifier fan and heater all in one. With patented Air Multiplier™ technology and a unique bladeless design it’s efficient, safe and easy to clean. It also has a sleep timer and a personal and diffused mode for either personal or whole room use – perfect for summer but also winter. And let’s not forget that it’s an intelligent purifier that automatically monitors, reacts and purifies - then reports to your Dyson Link app‡. This means that you can remotely control your indoor air quality.
Seal any gaps
To ensure that cool air stays and in and hot air stays out, it’s important to make sure your home is draught-proof. Identifying gaps in window seals, floorboards and doorways is a quick and easy fix to keeping the weather out of your home. Follow our easy DIY guide to here.
Update your linen
A good nights sleep in priceless, however balmy summer nights can often interfere with our sleep routines. Say farewell to restless nights by ensuring your bedding is season appropriate. Avoid fabrics like nylon, polyester, silk and rayon that trap moisture. Instead opt for cotton or linen fabrics, which are breathable and light.
Summer sleep tip: if you find hot, still air unbearable when trying to drift off, an air-purifier is your best friend. It removes moisture from the air and is silent.
Think of your pets
Summer can be a stressful time for our furry friends. To ensure they are happy and healthy in high-temperatures make sure your home is prepared. Bigger water bowls and making sure that there is always shade available are two easy ways to help. On extra hot days, put some ice in your pet’s water before leaving for the day. Happy pet, happy home!
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