Every household has that one room that at certain times of the day is just unbearable be in without breaking a sweat. Whether it’s your bedroom at night when you’re trying to get to sleep, or the bathroom after the whole family has had a scolding hot shower, or a north facing room that gets way too much sunlight in summer – you know the exact room.
Luckily, there are many different ways to cool down these areas and make them comfortable spaces to live in. Here, we discuss specific ways to cool down rooms that may overheat for different reasons and let you in on the best-kept secrets to having a healthy home all year round.
Cooling Down a Hot Bedroom at Night
We all know the feeling of tossing and turning on the hottest summer nights, not being able to get to sleep on those unbearably stuffy nights. This feeling is universally disliked, and because it happens so late at night, we won’t have the energy to do much about it except try opening the windows.
Here’s a quick fix pro-tip: cool down your room at night by getting a bowl of ice cubes and placing it in front of your standing or table fan. This DIY technique forms a makeshift air conditioning system that can cool down your room instantly – until the ice melts of course.
What most people don’t know is that the heat within our living spaces can be caused by the roof over our heads. A study done by a group of Unitec Lecturers in Auckland shows that hot temperatures inside houses at night can be heavily due to heat coming from the roof space. While it is important to have proper insulation in the roof space of your home to keep it warm in winter, this can also increase the temperature in summer months, causing homes to overheat and roof spaces to gain unwanted condensation and moisture.
An easy way to cool down your home’s roof space and therefore provide a long-term solution for overheated homes, is to consider installing a Solar Star Roof Fan from Hometech. This unique ventilation system is specifically designed for roof spaces where it is impossible to go and open a window. They are solar powered and self-running, so it doesn’t pile up on your energy costs and only turns on when the temperature inside your roof space goes above 18°. You’ll instantly feel the benefits roof space ventilation can have for the temperature of your whole home, and your increasingly dampening roof space will thank you as well.
Cooling Down A Steamy Bathroom
If you like to use your bathroom for getting ready in the morning and are constantly getting frustrated when your family has all showered before you and it gets so steamy you can’t even see your face in the mirror, we completely understand. Steam from the shower is unavoidable, unfortunately, but there are ways to get it to leave your bathroom faster and prevent it from hanging around and fogging up the mirror.
It’s not just about fog build-up either. Steam lingering in a bathroom is quite dangerous long term, as it can turn into condensation and moisture which can quickly cause mould and even rot your wooden walls and ceilings. A quick fix for preventing steam issues is to remember to open the bathroom windows before you turn the shower on, and then keep them open for about half an hour after you’re finished in the shower. However, if you’re in a rush in the morning, concerned about security, or have an unreliable household, this quick fix might not be the best fix.
A much better long-term solution is to install an efficient ventilation system in your bathroom. An extraction system works excellently in this area as it is an active ventilation system that will suck all the steam out of your bathroom and send it outside before it can cause any damage. Hometech’s Ventilation Extraction Systems work excellently as they can extract 53 litres of air every second. Plus, they’re practically silent so your shower music tunes won’t be muffled in the slightest while your mirror stays nice and clear.
Cooling Down Sun-Facing Areas
If your house is an open, sunny space, you really should be thankful that you get plenty of warmth naturally all year-round. However, we understand that in the height of summer, this can also prove to be a bit of an issue as the glaring sun can cause these areas to overheat, making certain rooms in the house incredibly uncomfortable, restricting their usage in the hot months.
This particular heating issue is something you want to overcome perhaps not with permanent cooling solutions such as horizontal window panes that can cause less sun to enter your home in winter, but with a temperature balancing solution that still allows your home’s temperature to regulate when it’s cooler.
An Energy Recovery System is the best way to ventilate your whole home equally. It’s perfect for this situation as it will transfer excess heat from the areas getting direct sunlight to the rest of your house where it may be cooler, and it will remove any dampness created by excess heat. This Hometech product also features a heat swapping system, which keeps your house full of fresh air constantly, while retaining a balanced temperature that is comfortable in summer or winter.
Looking for cooling solutions? Talk to your local Hometech expert!
If you’re struggling with any of the aforementioned heat troubles, or have any unique ones of your own, get in touch with us today for a free consultation and quote. We have experts all around the country who can not only help identify your homes unique issues, but deliver you healthy air solutions that work, and install it properly so that it lasts for years.