Direct sun can generate the same heat as a single bar radiator, whilst effective shading can block up to 90% of this heat.
By shading a building and its outdoor spaces you can reduce summer temperatures, improve comfort and save energy. A variety of shading techniques can help, from fixed or adjustable shades to taking advantage of trees...Read More
Windows are an essential feature of your home, allowing natural light in and providing ventilation and views.
Energy efficient windows are better at keeping the heat out in summer and inside in winter.
Watch this video for helpful information about how to make sure the windows in your property are energy efficient.
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For better energy efficiency performance choose double glazing with a gap of 10 to 20mm between the panes.
To improve performance even more, choose windows where argon gas is used to fill the gaps between the panes. Argon gas improves insulation by reducing heat transfer.
Here are some tips for you to beat the heat without an air conditioner.
- Have a selection of lightweight clothing to help your body stay cool. Light-coloured clothing reflects heat and sunlight.
- Put off house work and outdoor activity until the temperature drops.
- Keep the family cool and hydrated. Keep a jug of drinking wat...
Here are some tips for your home to beat the heat without an air conditioner.
- Have external shading at all your windows and glass doors.
- Keep curtains and blinds closed during the day to block the heat and direct sunlight, but also check outside regularly for signs of fire or a cool change.
- At night once the temperature d...
When not able to maintain their normal body temperature, pets become heat stressed.
Keeping your pets comfortable on a hot day is your responsibility, so keep your pets as cool as possible whenever it’s hot, especially days rated Severe, Extreme or Code Red fire danger.
Look for the warning signs
- Excessive panting