The recent trends in home development in the past years are geared towards more environment-friendly designs. Moreover, it utilizes natural elements either for aesthetic or functional usage. One of the natural elements which is frequently a big consideration in any home structure is the amount of temperature maintained inside the dwelling unit.
Most often, homes maintain a certain degree of coolness which makes staying inside the house far rather comfortable than being outside. Hence, modern houses have built-in air conditioning units to maintain such coolness. However, with the use of airconditiong units, the usage of power increases dramatically. Thus, the clamor for the use of natural elements to maintain coolness is being advocated by some environmental groups. But how do we really cool our homes without airconditioning units? Here are some little handy tips:
Maintain ornamental plants inside your homes
Ornamental plants or any plants for that matter have the natural ability to absorb heat, as this is what they do for their food production process known as photosynthesis. Hence, with this natural ability, your indoor ornamental plants will not only give your homes a natural feel but it will absorb a portion of the heat coming in through your home. Thus with its heat absorption capabilities, cooler temperature will be maintained inside your home. It is suggested that an ornamental plant should be strategically placed in key corners of your home.
Plant shady trees surrounding your house
Planting shady trees surrounding your house is an old adage that is still applicable as it was more than centuries ago. Shady leafy trees provide natural shades surrounding your dwelling units. Shady treesí natural structure provides a carpet of leaves hovering over your side windows thus providing a cooling effect inside your homes. Other exclusive subdivision, in fact, includes the planting trees for every vehicle owned in their deed of restrictions for their buyers. This only signifies the undaunted environmental contribution of trees in cooling houses through the provision of natural shades. Two trees planted within your yard would be enough to provide a cooler temperature in your household.
Use insulating pads for your roofing
Insulating pads are purposely installed to roofings or attics to break the direct entrance of heat from the sun to your homes. Without such insulations pads, you would feel the burning heat inside your homes. Thus, it would really be advisable to install these insulation pads during the construction of your dwelling units.
Install window blinds on your windows
Install drapes, curtains and blinds in all your windows. This will break the entry of direct sun rays into your homes which will cause your home temperature to increase. It is often suggested that one should play with the sun rays entering your home. During the mornings your east window shades, blinds and curtains should be done to block the direct heat of the sun and pull up your curtains and blinds on your west windows so as to allow natural air to enter your homes. In the afternoon, on the other hand, do the reverse. This process usually depends on your house position and the location of the sun.
Now, who said that we canít conquer heat inside your homes with natural elements? These are just few of the handy tips which will aid you transforming your homes into eco-friendly units.
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