Is it just me or is it HOT in the Okanagan Valley! Just joking, but in all seriousness, summer is really here I have some tips to help you beat the heat in your house!
Unplug the TV and close the laptop.
Electrical appliances emit heat, so switch off everything you’re not using and make sure they’re unplugged at the wall too. TVs and computers are the worst offenders, so ensure they’re all closed down.
Even if an appliance is on standby it can still emit heat, so unplug everything you can at the wall, including phone chargers, and take the opportunity to give yourself a tech break.
Freeze your pillowcase.
Turn off the lights.
All lights emit heat, some more than others. To avoid overheating a room in summer, make sure you keep all lights switched off whenever possible. installing energy-efficient lightbulbs or LED lights, reduce the amount of energy given off as heat.
Screen sun-facing windows.
Make sure all sun-facing windows are screened during the day, with blinds or shutters tightly closed to filter out as much of the direct sunlight as possible. Installing screens on your windows is also a great added re-sale benefit!