The heat of the Australian continent defines it, to a point. We spend a lot of time and money each year attempting to keep our homes liveable during the warmest weather. And for good reason, as an overheated home is no pleasure to come home to.
It may lead to bad sleeps, issues with dehydration, and general malaise. If you constantly use your air conditioner, it can lead to steep energy bills. But people have been living in hot climates for centuries, how did they manage to keep it liveable? What was their secret?
By keeping doors and windows open at the correct angles, you can encourage the movement of air in, and out, of your home. By opening windows or doors (or a combination) on opposite sides of the room, with one of the openings facing the breeze, you can ventilate a space throughout the day, keeping it bearable even during the hottest afternoons.
This notion of maintaining airflow around a home also extends to the vertical. Hot air rises, which means that the hottest air is often trapped either in your roof void or in your upper ceiling areas. Vent your roof void with a whirlybird or a solar fan, located as close to the peak as you can. Apart from venting this hot air, this will draw in cooler air from below.
Of course, these methods only apply if you can easily ventilate your home without attracting a flying horde of insects or risk an opportunistic break-in. Crimsafe security doors and windows in Gold Coast, installed by your friends at Central Glass, can allow you to leave your doors and windows open throughout the day, without risking the safety and security of your home. To learn more about these toughened home security screens, contact us today.