Summer is on the way folks, and it's mighty tempting to crank up the AC straight away and flop around on the bathroom floor in your undies but wait!... Before you go set the dial to -10° C there's a few things you can try first to save you money on that looming energy bill and make your house more comfortable along the way.
1. Shade your windows
In particular, your North and West facing windows will let in a tonne of unwanted heat. When it comes to keeping out the sun, external shading, such as outside blinds, do a much better job than internal shading such as your curtains. Keeping your blinds down or setting up a shade cloth can make a huge difference when trying to keep your house cool as that powerful summer sun comes out.