Trying to find ways on how to keep my home cool during summer is required when living in Queensland.
There are plenty of ways to keep your temperature (and power bills) down during the warmer months but it depends on your budget and the design of your home.
At Globalcote, we have developed an infrared reflective coating called Infracote which helps to keep the painted surface cooler for longer by using technology to reflect the sun’s rays away.
Find out more about Infracote below along with some other ways to ensure you’re comfortable during those scorching summer months.
Infracote is an infrared reflective coating and uses technology to reflect the sun’s radiation away from the protected surface.
If you have walls around your home which aren’t protected from the sun, either by natural or man-made shading, you could put Infracote on those surfaces to reflect the sun away.
Infracote in both light and dark shades will help to keep your property cool, but for the highest total reflectance, the white shade works the best.
4 Other Ways to Keep your Home Cool
- Effective air circulation: Along with having doors and windows open to let the breeze in during cooler parts of the day, such as the evening, whirlybirds suck the heat up and vented eaves help to let the cool air in.
- Tinted windows: Adding protective film to your windows and doors can help to absorb the sun’s rays and UV rays before they enter your home.
- Insulation: Have your walls and roof properly insulated to keep the heat out.
- Keep blinds closed or have blackout curtains: These can help to keep parts of your home dark during the day to prevent the heat and sunlight coming in.