Tips to keep your bedroom cool this Summer
Summer has officially arrived! We all know how difficult it can be to fall asleep at night in a hot bedroom—often wanting to turn your home into a refrigerator and forget about the energy bill for the next quarter. It is important to remember that air conditioners have a high energy consumption, leading to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.
We have compiled a list of tips to keep your bedroom cool, save money and the planet as well.
Block the heat:
Close your shutters or curtains, especially if you have windows facing north and west. This will significantly reduce the temperature of your bedroom. You can also invest in blackout curtains to protect your home from the extreme summer sun.
Preventing heat from entering your house in the first place means reducing cooling costs. Use external coverings such as blinds, awnings to shade windows and walls.
If you choose to have the air conditioning on, close the door of the rooms you are not using and keep the cold air where you need it most. Also, remember that increasing your air conditioner temperature by just one degree can reduce the running cost by 10 per cent.
Open up at night:
It is best to open doors and windows late afternoon once the hottest time of the day has passed. Make sure that the windows are open at both ends of your home. This will create airflow allowing air to flow freely in your home.
Swap your sheets:
The best way to cool down at night is to switch to 100% bamboo sheets as they have temperature regulating capabilities. They naturally wick dampness and heat away from your body a lot quicker than cotton or other fabrics. When sleeping on bamboo sheets your body temperature stays three degrees cooler than cotton sheets.
The best thing you can do for yourself is invest in our organic 100% Bamboo Haus sheets.