The Australian summer can be an absolute nightmare with temperatures rising above and beyond 40 degrees in some places, and with this summer expected to be the hottest in history, it's time to make some preparations to keep you cool this summer.
Some people think that keeping their house cool is out of their control and they just must bear with the uncomfortable heat, but there are many things you can do in order to keep you and your house cool.
Here are the best ways to stay cool this summer
Window shutters are an amazing invention that you simply install outside of a window but can be controlled from inside the house, and the main reason people have them installed is to keep excess heat from entering through the glass of your window. However, this isn't the only reason people decide to install window shutters, and in fact, they have several other benefits. They can protect your windows from external damage, and they can eliminate sound from outside, which is perfect if you're a night shift worker.
Becoming dehydrated is one of the more prominent factors in summer, and it happens all too often, so you need to make sure your water intake is enough. It's not just because it will keep you hydrated, but drinking water lowers your bodies temperature.
We usually don't notice this, but all electrical devices create heat around them which can even heat up a room depending on the device, for example, a computer has the potential to raise the temperature of a room by 5 degrees depending on what you're using it for.
Just like drinking water, eating cold food such as ice blocks can decrease your bodies temperature which is great for a hot summer day, you could also eat lighter foods such as salads in order to reduce your bodies need to break down heavy foods and thus keep you cooler for longer.
The colour black is notorious for attracting more sunlight and heat so wearing black during the summer is like waving a red flag at a bull, you're pretty much asking for it so switching to lighter coloured clothing will help keep you cool even if you're outside.
There are many things you could do to your house in order to keep if cool but by far the best option for you is to have window shutters installed since they not only reduce the amount of heat that comes into your home, but they block various other things as well such as outside sounds.
You should only want to purchase the highest quality widow shutters because the quality is always a priority, and no other company has the quality control that TOLE Products has.
Call us today on (02) 4229 5060 today and ask about our high-quality window shutters.