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10 Simple Hacks to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

Transform your home into a refreshing summer oasis with these 10 simple and affordable cooling hacks.

With rising temperatures during the summer months and escalating electricity bills, it is a big challenge to keep the home cool. Summer, of course, comes with its share of fun with long school vacations, summer fruits mangoes and lazy afternoons! However, the unbearable heat in cities compounded with power cuts and rising temperatures is taking its toll on all of us. Home sweet home seems to be the safest place to be in right now to stay protected during summer.

However, air conditioners are not always the best options for cool interiors-they are also not very environmentally friendly or cost-effective. So, why not turn to cost-effective and smart and simple hacks, to maintain a comfortable indoor environment without air conditioning? Let us explore 10 simple hacks to keep your house cool in the summer. So let’s dive in!

Smart Hacks to Keep Your House Cool in Summer

Keeping your house cool during the sweltering summer months can be a challenge, but with the right smart hacks, you can stay comfortable without relying heavily on air conditioning. From strategic window coverings to clever use of fans and ventilation, there are numerous ways to beat the heat and maintain a cool and refreshing home environment. Explore these smart hacks that not only help you stay cool but also save energy and reduce your carbon footprint.

#1 Put up block-out curtains

Curtains made from thick fabric or material have insulating properties. They can prevent heat from getting trapped inside and retain cooler temperatures. Therefore, putting up block-out curtains to block out direct sunlight will help prevent your home from heating up too quickly.

#2 Cross ventilate

Cross ventilation is a time-tested way to keep the interiors cool. Also, cross ventilation keeps air flowing freely and freshly through the space. Therefore, the stale hot air gets a movement and creates a cooling environment. Strategically opening the windows in the evening and early morning lets in cool air. Also, use window screens to allow for ventilation without letting in insects.

#3 Go green

Keeping potted plants and planting trees in the ground brings in shade and cool air. Strategically placing huge potted plants directly in the way of the sun during summer can block out heat while adding beauty to your indoor spaces. Large pothos, vines and other creepers can also effectively soak up most of the heat and cool small spaces in your home. 

#4 Check your ceiling fans

Most people fail to notice that ceiling fans rotating in a clockwise direction may be increasing the temperature of your home. Therefore, all ceiling fans rotating clockwise pull cool air upwards. So, they are counter-effective to the purpose of installing them. Therefore, to have cool interiors check the direction of the fan. Also, use portable fans to circulate air and create a cross breeze for added cooling.  Ask your electrician to turn the fan blades counter-clockwise to push the air straight down. 

#5 Seal gaps

Check your windows carefully to detect the thin gaps between the walls and frames. The small gaps trap a lot of heat in the room despite curtains, awnings, or shades. Also, apply sealants to close off gaps and enjoy cool interiors during summer.

#6 Invest in a dehumidifier

India has a hot and humid climate. Consequently, the humidity makes you sweat making you uncomfortable and sticky in soaked clothes. Therefore, investing in a dehumidifier helps reduce the discomfort and you feel cooler even in very hot locations.

#7 Declutter the house

A cluttered room can increase temperatures inside the house. Also, hot air gets trapped between furniture creating stagnant hot air pockets. It is a good idea to move the furniture frequently. Consequently, you can help release these pockets. Make it a habit to discard unwanted and unused items from the house periodically. 

#8 Switch to energy-saving bulbs

Check out your lights and if you are still using incandescent bulbs stop immediately. These create a lot of heat and are not environmentally friendly at all. So, switch over to energy-saving bulbs in your home for a cooler summer.  Also, energy-efficient LED or CFL bulbs, produce less heat. Thus you can enjoy a home cooler and reduce energy costs.

#9 Window films

Using heat-reflective window film to reflect heat outside, keeps your home cooler. Also, they offer several benefits, including reduced energy expenditures and more privacy. Moreover, you can still enjoy the view. Window films reduce 98 per cent of infrared heat compared to unprotected windows.

#10 Use a programmable thermostat

Various programmable thermostats allow you to set different temperatures for different times of the day. So, use them based on when you’re home or away. Moreover, efficient thermostats save energy and keep your home comfortable without you manually adjusting the thermostat.

Extra Tips to Keep Your Home Cool

With escalating summer heat, keeping your home cool becomes a top priority. Therefore, using creative and effective strategies can beat the heat. These innovative tips help you create a more comfortable living environment even on the hottest days. 

Open Windows At Night

Make the most of windy summer evenings by opening your windows at night. This will create a cross-breeze and allow you and your family to sleep better.  You can also sprinkle a sheet with cold water and place it over the window’s opening. When the breeze hits the sheet and flows through the moist cloth, it will cool down a room without air conditioning.

Exterior Inspection

Take a slow walk and check out your home’s exterior, siding, paint, and caulking for any signs of deterioration. Also, consider touch-up areas as needed to protect your home from the summer sun. 

HVAC Maintenance

Call a professional HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) maintenance service. Clean or replace air filters, check the refrigerant levels, and ensure your AC system runs efficiently. Consequently, your home is ready to keep you cool.

Use a portable air conditioner or window unit

Using a portable air conditioner or window unit in areas where the air conditioning is not enough does the work. Moreover, portable units provide targeted cooling where you need it most.

Use a heat-reflective roof coating

Today, cool roofs are popular. You can try applying a heat-reflective coating to your roof to help reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your home. Consequently, keeping it cooler in hot weather.

Dampening entrances

Water is the best coolant and by sprinkling water on the ground outside your home’s entrances, you can create a cooling effect. This happens when the air passes over the dampened surface. Consequently, it lowers the temperature of the air entering your home, keeping it cooler inside.

Instal heat-resistant tiles on the terrace floor

You can install Heat-resistant tiles to reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your terrace floor. Thus preventing it from radiating into your home. Consequently, there is a cooler indoor temperature, especially in rooms directly below the terrace.


Summer need not be unbearable, you can keep your house cool in the summer by implementing these 10 simple hacks. Thus you can create a more comfortable living environment for you and your family and reduce your energy bills. Be strategic with fans and curtains, and also in utilising heat-reflective materials and programmable thermostats. If you explore, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat without breaking the bank.

If you’re looking for a new home where you can stay cool and comfortable all summer long, contact Ridhi Sidhi Group. Known for their unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, they offer a diverse range of residential projects in Guwahati, tailored to your unique needs. What’s more? Their apartments are thoughtfully designed to provide a cool, inviting living space – the perfect oasis from the summer heat.

To know more about their fantastic amenities, call us at +91 8822797071 or conveniently schedule an appointment online today. Let us help you find your dream home in Guwahati, where you can embrace the summer in absolute comfort and style!