Staying cool Cooling rooms: Three tips for warm and sunny days
Cool rooms are all the more important in summer when the temperature outside rises above 30 degrees
Heat affects concentration and sleep quality. If you’re too hot at home, you’re looking for help against the high temperatures in your own four walls. Read here which tips and gadgets help against the heat.
In summer, temperatures rise not only outside, but also inside, whether during work in the home office or in the evening before going to bed. This not only affects concentration, but also sleep. If the heat then continues for several days, indoor rooms often heat up so much that the heat can become uncomfortable. Methods for cooling rooms are therefore in demand. Read here which tips and technical aids help against the heat.
Tip 1: Close the windows during the day
As soon as the temperature outside is warmer than inside, ventilation does nothing to combat heat, but actually contributes to it. Therefore, never open your windows in the heat of the day, but always in the morning and evening when the temperature is lower. It is important to have a draught, so it is best to open several windows and doors to create a pleasant draught that can cool down the flat.
Tip 2: Avoid direct sunlight
If you have windows through which direct sunlight shines into the flat, you need reflective blinds or curtains. This is because the sun’s rays cause rooms to heat up considerably. If they can’t penetrate at all, it stays pleasantly cool. Reflective curtains and roller blinds were invented specifically for this purposeAffiliate-LinkAffiliate-Link which not only prevent the sun’s rays from penetrating, but actually bounce them off a reflective surface. Metallic textiles with a highly reflective outer surface are particularly efficient. Even more flexible are practical sun protection filmsAffiliate-LinkAffiliate-Link that you can attach to the window panes as you wish.
Tip 3: Technology that helps
Moving air feels cooler, so fans are also popular gadgets for cooling rooms. However, fans only circulate the air that is already in the room, so while it may subjectively feel cooler, the room is not actively cooled and the temperature drops. Mobile air conditionersAffiliate-LinkAffiliate-Link, on the other hand, actively cool the room. In some circumstances, however, the units are not entirely quiet at work and make a constant noise while they are switched on. If you can live with this and are not sensitive to noise, you can actively cool the room with your own air conditioner.