Global warming is a harsh reality of our lives. The weather has changed for the worse over the years. Remember some years earlier we all used to sustain the temperatures with fans and coolers, but over time things have really changed. Now, we can’t sustain a day without the air conditioner. The use of air conditioners not only harms the environment but also takes a toll on the electricity bills. So, in this article, we have listed down some smart ways to cut down the electricity bills and keep the house cooler.
Start by planting some trees around the house. Ok. This is no rocket science. But, this will show you great results. The best way to get rid of the sun is to plant the tree in the area, where the sun directly reaches your room. You get two positive benefits first shade from the sun and fresh air. Summer evenings are pleasant all thanks to the tree plantation that will keep away the sun rays from the room. If you live in an apartment, then look for trees that can be planted in pots. The best ones to use are Palm Trees, Frangipani, Ficus Elastic or rubber plant and Fiddle leaf fig.
We all use sun protection in our cars. Have you ever thought of using it in your house? A similar idea works great when you use it in the home windows. Start by installing UV blocking films on windows. Although there are several ones in the market providers. You can use Garware R Silver 50, which heat reduction is around 50%. IR reduces heat by 85%. If you are living with no floor above, then an open terrace will be the hottest during the summer months. It is not possible to sleep in these rooms without an AC. Especially if these rooms are west facing. You can easily get your temperatures down by painting the floor white with slaked lime. This activity is both costs effective and can make your home look designer. You can try the New Coat Cool from Pidilite. We have continued to use a/c this summer, but the bills have come down drastically as it doesn’t take long for the room to cool.