Even when we might think of air conditioning units as every house standard, not everybody has HVAC system as part of their home comforts. Whether it is because of a budget situation, because of the weather, or because ours is being repaired or replaced, not having an AC unit can get tough, especially during summer. However, there are many different ways on which we can survive hot days without using or needing air conditioning, and here are some tips to help you keep your home cool and comfortable.
For most of us, a common way to keep and try heat outside of our home is by opening the windows, but this doesn’t necessarily help. When we open our windows, we are letting hot air from outside into our homes, which leads to the same temperature inside and out. Instead, we should consider installing external shutters instead of using curtains or blinds. External shutters can help keep our home cool, since blinds let the heat in and increase the temperature inside our houses.
Nowadays, a common way to combat solar heat in houses and buildings is the use of pigments specially designed to reflect solar radiation. Roofs are painted with this glazing paint, which results in reduced surface temperature by more than 10°C. There are window glazers too, which come with a spectrum selective feature, meaning that they let the sunlight in while keeping solar heat out of our home.
Many of us might not realize it, but the materials that are used in the construction of our home or building can have a significant influence on its indoor temperature. When stone, bricks, or concrete are used to build our house, the high thermal mass of these materials helps smooth its temperature. This means that they absorb and release heat slowly, unlike materials with lower thermal mass, such as plasterboard and timber. Therefore, these materials absorb and release heat quickly, meaning that our houses and buildings will feel hotter during the day and colder during the night.
Another quite popular alternative for keeping our home or offices cool and comfortable during hot days is water evaporators. When water evaporates, it absorbs heat and then evaporate, which result in pushing cool air downwards. This interesting and useful phenomenon iis being used as the core of developing different cooling systems, like ceramic evaporators, sprayers, and atomizing nozzles, which create a mist and helps cool down our indoor spaces. These systems are quite effective, and as long as the weather is dry and the system is carefully controlled, we shouldn’t have any problem using or installing evaporator systems.