It is possible to have a refreshingly cool house, even during the summer! All it takes is some renovation work to enhance your comfort through adequate insulation.

A satisfactory level of insulation in your home will lower the transmission of temperature through the walls. To prevent leaks, which allow heat to enter, it may be necessary to insulate certain areas, including the roof, walls and floors.

Use insulation with a high thermal phase shift, such as cork or wood wool, which have the ability to block heat. These materials are key to protecting your home from the heat wave.

For old windows, bay windows and doors, you may also consider upgrading their insulation. By installing double glazing, you can help prevent heat transmission to the outside world and keep your home cooler.

Natural ventilation

New glass walls with good thermal resistance are a real barrier against the summer heat. In addition to being decorative, accessories such as shutters, blinds and pergolas can also provide shade and prevent overheating.

Renovating your house against the heat means looking at its ventilation as well. On top of natural ventilation, you can opt for regulated ventilation to clean up the air in your home.

If your house is well insulated and ventilated, it will not be necessary to set up an air conditioning system. However, in very hot regions it may be useful. In such cases, it is worth opting for an environmentally friendly air conditioning system, such as a reversible heat pump.

Whether in use or on standby, all the electrical appliances in your home – hobs, ovens, computers, household appliances, TVs, printers – release heat. To improve your summer comfort, switch them off when not in use.