The heat enters through the windows. So in hot weather, instead of opening the curtains, it is better to close them even if the window is open, to prevent the interiors from heating up.
If you block the entry of heat from the outside, especially during the hours of greatest incidence, which are generally between 11:00 and 16:00, you can lower the temperature inside, recommends the Spanish real estate agency Culmia.
The curtains should be made of natural fabrics such as cotton or linen and in light colors to refresh the interior.
You can even wet the curtains or hang a damp sheet to absorb the heat from the sun’s rays.
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ventilate at dawn
It is recommended to ventilate the house in the early hours of the morning, before the sun heats up, since it is one of the times when the temperature is lowest.
“If you renew the air in the rooms early, it will be easier for you to maintain a fresh environment for the rest of the day,” Culmia said.
If you can’t do it during sunrise, both bedrooms, kitchen and living room can be ventilated at night, once the sun has gone down.
The practice of batch cooking which consists of cooking several dishes for the week in a single day also contributes to lowering the temperature of your house, as this way you avoid turning on the stove or oven during the day for several hours.
It is about optimizing time in the kitchen and taking advantage of all the stoves to make several recipes at the same time.
The proper use of appliances also helps to lower the temperature, since they radiate heat.
Therefore, the general recommendation is to use the dishwasher, washing machine or oven at night or, at least, not during the hottest hours of the day.
And every time you cook, turn on the extractor hood, since it not only eliminates smoke and bad odours, it also helps to renew the air in the kitchen by expelling the heat accumulated during the cooking time.