The festive season, the sun, relaxing, hotness, holidays… heat wave is coming and we want some freshness. For Mauritians, air conditioners are becoming an essential tool to survive the heat in summer. Know that using air conditioners is not so ecological because it is highly energy consuming.

Lacase.mu has some tips to minimise and almost give up the air conditioner in summer. Well, how to spend summer without the air conditioner…

The openings 

In summer during the day when the temperature is very high, close the shutters and curtains. Install external blinds to bring shadows to your terrace or balcony. Blinds also protect your openings from the sun. Another advice to prevent extreme temperatures would be to close the windows during the day and open them at night. This will enable the air to move around inside. If you live in a building and it is impossible to install shutters and blinds, choose interior blinds. Another useful tip  would be to hang a wet towel or sheet in front of your window. The evaporation would lower the temperature of the room and refresh it.

Isolation

Lights and electrical household appliances generate hotness. Favour power saving devices and think of limiting your use of kitchen equipment. Concerning the lights, use low consumption lamps like compact fluorescent that generates less heat than incandescent or halogen lamps.

Limit hotness 

Lights and electrical household appliances generate hotness. Favour power saving devices and think of limiting your use of kitchen equipment. Concerning the lights, use low consumption lamps like compact fluorescent that generates less heat than incandescent or halogen lamps.

Favour plants

Lights and electrical household appliances generate hotness. Favour power saving devices and think of limiting your use of kitchen equipment. Concerning the lights, use low consumption lamps like compact fluorescent that generates less heat than incandescent or halogen lamps.

Written By
Dany Gowsee