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6 ways to summer-proof your home

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There’s no reason why anyone should struggle to keep cool during this upcoming Summer season, but if we take previous years into account, it sure would be easy to. Thankfully we at Associated windows have put together 7 of the best ways to Summer-proof your home, all of which excel at allowing you to chill without the need to fully drain your wallet!

1. Upgrade glazing

In terms of large-scale enhancements, starting to summer-proof your home by Upgrading glazing & roofs might be the most ambitious way, but also will prepare your home well into the future for many years to come. Our selection of windows for example makes use of a profile that features a five multi-chamber design internally, making it easier to trap the heat generated in the home. Any property will be able to better balance temperature, remaining warmer in the winter and cooler in the forthcoming summer.

2. Increase insulation (Yes Really!)

While upping the amount of insulation your home is able to achieve may seem contrary to the end goal of summer-proofing, the better insulated your walls, floors, and roof is, the less conditioned air will be at risk of escaping. Simple, effective, and worthwhile!

3. Flower up the space with indoor plants

Perfectly suited to jazzing up any section of the home when stepping outside isn’t an option, opting to sprinkle a careful selection of indoor plants means being able to enjoy natural air purifiers. If you’re hoping to take this process and take it to the next level, lavender plants and aloe vera grow particularly well when used indoors.

4. Make shade and blinds your friend

Particularly useful for frequent hay fever sufferers that are always on the lookout for ways to prevent the floral blossoms from making their way in, adding blinds to your home’s windows or doors is an easy way of still enjoying the occasional breeze without an open window. Likewise, adding other elements of shade can significantly reduce any unwanted levels of heat gain.

5. Keep hydrated with squash and cordial ice lollies

As silly as it may sound, there’s nothing worse than suffering from dehydration in the summer, and while Britain is unlikely to experience the excruciating heat levels of somewhere like Spain or Greece, chilled refreshments are a must. A simple glass of squash or DIY cordial ice lollies work wonders in terms of keeping you cool, and won’t break the bank either.

6. Ventilation is a must

An obvious point worth reinforcing, adequate ventilation is a must for anyone hoping to keep a cool head this upcoming Summer period. Providing you do not suffer from hay fever (see point 4 on the list), keeping your windows open and unobstructed is the oldest and best way of letting the natural breeze flow through. Especially if you have tilt & turn windows installed, there’s no need to suffer from stuffiness.

Beat the heat this upcoming Summer and get your home ready with Associated

These are just some of the most effective ways we’d recommend summer-proofing your home, letting you beat the heat and enjoy the sun at a temperature that best suits you. For more information on how we can help, call us today on 0117 9311 777 or contact us online today.

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