Posted on 06 11 2023

Tips to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Everyone loves a Kiwi summer, but sometimes we must escape the heat, so keeping your home cool becomes a top priority. With a few strategic adjustments and mindful choices, you can transform your living space into a cool oasis during the scorching summer months. 

Top Tips For a Cool Home:

  1. Make the Most of Your Heat Pump:
  • Start by turning on your heat pump's cooling mode. Set it to a comfortable temperature, usually between 20-24 degrees Celsius, to ensure efficient cooling without excessive energy consumption. Regular heat pump maintenance is crucial for optimal performance.
  1. Close Curtains and Blinds:
  • During the peak sunlight hours, close curtains and blinds to block out the heat. 
  1. Choose Breathable Fabrics:
  • Opt for lightweight, breathable cotton sheets and linens for your bedding. These materials allow air circulation and wick away moisture, promoting a cooler and more comfortable sleep.
  1. Invest in Blackout Curtains:
  • Consider investing in blackout curtains for bedrooms and living areas. These curtains are specially designed to block out light and heat, keeping rooms cooler and more comfortable, especially during midday heatwaves.
  1. Create a Breeze:
  • Create a cross breeze by strategically opening windows or doors on opposite sides of your home. This natural ventilation technique helps to usher in fresh air and push out stale, hot air.
  1. Anticlockwise Settings on Ceiling Fans:
  • During the day, set ceiling fans to rotate anticlockwise to create a downward airflow that creates a breeze that cools the room occupants. 
  1. Point Portable Fans Outside:
  • Place portable fans near windows facing outward to draw in cooler outdoor air. This simple trick allows you to enhance natural ventilation, facilitating the flow of fresh, cool air into your home. 
  1. Book a FREE Home Insulation & Heating Assessment
  • A well-insulated home traps cool air in summer and prevents heat loss in winter. Our Team at GreenSide Energy Solutions can check out your home for FREE and complete a comprehensive review to see what sort of state your insulation is in and if it needs attention.

From optimising your cooling appliances to strategic ventilation and smart landscaping, these solutions are effective and eco-friendly, promoting energy conservation.

Ready to make your home the coolest place to be this summer? GreenSide Energy Solutions is here to help you implement these tips and more. Our team specialise in energy-efficient solutions, including insulation upgrades, heat pump optimisation, and smart cooling strategies. 

Contact us today for a personalised consultation, and let us transform your home into a refreshing haven during the hottest months. Stay cool, stay comfortable - contact GreenSide Energy Solutions now to schedule your home assessment!


As an Owner-Occupier You May Be Eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes Subsidy