Summer is fast approaching - is your home ready for the heat?
We’ve come up with some helpful hints on how to prepare your home for the humidity and heat this summer.
Service the air conditioning (AC)
Your AC units will be your best friend in the coming months, it’s so important that you show them some love now before it’s too late. You don’t want to be stuck in a scorching room because your AC has broken down.
Call AC specialists to give your AC a full clean and maintenance ready for all the hard work it will be doing shortly.
Shield your windows
The windows that have been letting all the sunlight shine into your home over these winter months have been a breath of fresh air but things are about to take a turn for the worse I’m afraid - all that sunlight flooding in is going to be bringing with it a lot of heat from the Dubai sun.
Think about covering these windows by getting sunshades for your garden, window shutters on the inside or outside of the windows or perhaps planting or strategically placing potted plants to reduce the amount of sunlight coming in. You can even keep your curtains closed when you are out during the day - every little helps.
Check door and window seals
We’ve had a few sandstorms recently, have you noticed a slight covering of sand below windows or doors? If so, you may need to get these checked as this will be letting all the heat into your home over the summer.
Get to the hardware shop and get a new runner for your main door and have the maintenance team come round and repair or touch up the seals on your windows.
Rotate ceiling fans counter clockwise
If your property has ceiling fans, you can rotate the fan counterclockwise so that the air is now being pushed towards the ceiling which will, in turn, make the room feel cooler and push the hot air upwards away from the center of the room.
Avoid scented candles and unplug electronics
Try to cut back on anything that will add heat to your home. Avoid lighting scented candles in the summer - you’d be surprised at how much heat they can accumulate in your living space! It’s also a good idea to unplug your electronic appliances as heat can often be a byproduct. When your appliances are not in use, unplug them. The same can be said for lights - lights can add heat to a room, so try to be super vigilant about turning lights off when they’re not needed.
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