Summer is right around the corner. The air conditioners are being serviced so they can run full-time during the summers. But cooling a spacious villa only using the AC can drive up your electricity bill.
So, what are the other options? Are there other ways to cool your villa? Yes, and here are a few of them.
Shade the Roof
The roof of your villa gets the most heated during summers and this, in turn, causes the whole house to heat up. Even the fans start to blow hot air! There are a few ways to reduce this heat. You can coat the roof of the villa with heat reflective paints or tiles which will reduce the extent to which the roof gets heated. You can also start a terrace garden. The shade provided by the plants will not let the roof get too hot. You can also set up pergolas on the roof and have creepers grow over it.
Close the Windows
There will always be certain parts of your villa that get the most direct sunlight. As the day progresses, the rooms that get direct sunlight also change. The best way to cool the room is to cover the windows in blinds. These blinds won’t let the heat in, and therefore, will help keep your villa cool.
Turn Off the Appliances
As you may already know, every electronic device emits heat. The lesser the number of such devices you use in your villa, the less hot it will get. Devices such as ovens, heaters, dryers, etc. contribute towards the heating up of your home. You can dry your clothes outside, instead of using the dryer. Try to take a bath in cold water instead of hot water. These are simple things you can do to help cool down your villa and yourself.
Use LED Lighting
Traditional lighting options such as tube lights and bulbs produce heat. Therefore, you can opt for LED lighting instead of these. Not only are they more energy efficient, but LEDs also emit less heat compared to other options. But, they still do emit heat. So, keep them turned off and use natural light as much as possible.
Close the Doors
When you leave the door of a room open, even if the air conditioning is running, its efficiency is reduced. On the flip side, if you leave the door open in a room that is facing direct sunlight, the heat from the room escapes and heats up the rest of the villa. So, whether you use an air conditioner or not, always keep the doors closed.
Get Indoor Plants
Plants absorb heat from the surroundings and therefore help in cooling the villa. They also have an aesthetic appeal. There are some plants which do very well indoors and you should definitely consider getting them for your villa in Adarsh Tranqville. Plants like Philodendron, Lady Palm, Areca Palm, and Peace Lily are perfect for growing indoors. They also filter the toxins in the air as an added benefit.
Stay Cool This Summer
Keeping your villa cool is not just about switching on the AC. The above tips help keep your villa cool while also reducing your electricity usage. Most of them are simple to follow and won’t require much of an investment on your part. Adarsh Group’s properties are developed with the utmost care to ensure that they don’t retain heat. That, combined with the above tips will definitely help you get through the summer.