How to summer-proof your home

12th September 2019

Now that the weather is getting warmer, we thought we’d share our top tips on how to summer-proof your home. These tips will help keep costs down, but help you stay cool!

Consider your home and land position
When initially choosing your land and home layout, you may wish to consider which way your home will be facing and where the sun will be directly hitting your property. Whilst this might not be the most important decision of your new home build, it is still something useful to consider if you would prefer the sun to set over your balcony or backyard decking, or not have the sun blaring during the daytime on your child’s bedroom.

Investing in your air-conditioner
If you are planning on installing an air-conditioner with your new home build, you may wish to consider different types of air-conditioners out there and which one will be best for you and your home. The most common types of air-conditioners are split systems and ducted systems. Usually a split system will cool down one area of the house so you may need to install a couple of them where you most spend your time. Otherwise, ducted air-conditioning usually cools down your entire home as there are usually air vents in most rooms pushing out cool air.

Having ceiling fans in common areas
Ceiling fans can help you cool down and may be a more cost-effective choice when it comes to cooling down a particular area of the home. Having a ceiling fan in the bedroom can help you have a better sleep without you having to have the air-conditioning running all night or it can cool down one room if you’re not planning on moving around the house too much.

Installing insulation in your home
Investing in insulation is a great way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and in time, reduce your energy bills. The thickness of your insulation can be changed in your walls and added to your ceiling, ensuring you can keep cool in our hot Adelaide summers and won’t be putting too much pressure on your air-conditioner.

Purchasing quality windows with a glaze or film
Cheap windows can end up letting more heat in when it’s hot, and then trap the heat in the house. Similar to increasing your insultation, if you purchase more efficient windows you will be able to save money on air-conditioning, as well as help save on energy consumption which is better for the environment. You can improve window efficiency by adding double glazing or films to your windows and fitting blinds or shutters to keep the outside temperature where it belongs.

Use summer appropriate linen
If you find that you’re still hot and sticky when you’re trying to sleep, try avoiding fabrics like fabrics like nylon, polyester, silk and rayon that trap moisture and opt for cotton or linen fabrics tend that to be breathable and light. If you’re still finding that you’re struggling to sleep due to the heat, try using an air-purifier as it can remove moisture from the air (and is silent so it won’t keep you up at night!).

It’s always a good idea to also do some research before choosing your new home package as some builders will offer special offers that include a complimentary air-conditioning system or double-glazed windows. If they aren’t already included, you may need to add these on as extra features. However, depending on your budget, could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Our team are committed to making the purchasing and building process as easy as possible for you, and we can’t wait for you to move into your dream home in a brand new development. With up to $54K in savings, there is nothing stopping you from building your dream home in the exciting new address of Onkaparinga Views.

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