During the summer season, we all love to set our schedules, go to the nearest beach and have a drip of cold sea water. We all love to enjoy the sunshine and spend the rest of the time hanging out. Studies have exclaimed that sunshine can boost our immune system, lower blood pressure and increase oxygen in blood. But then, as much as we love sunshine, we also hate the heat it brings in and we are not thrilled by it.

Heat can bring a lot of disadvantages too. Retreating to cold places or having a full blast air condition can’t make you feel any better. To resolve this kind of situation, here are numerous ways to help you block out the heat in your homes while enjoying the sunshine at the same time will not fully break your bank.

PLANTS

House plants are very inexpensive and environmentally-friendly that can help you in time when you feel like there are no cooling fans to make your sauna-like place better and colder. According to NASA Earth Study, plants can adapt the Earth’s temperature through the photosynthesis process. Plants often release excess waters from their leaves in the form of air, and through releasing evaporated water, plants can cool themselves as well as the surrounding environment. Place your houseplants near your windows and make sure to take care of it.

DRAPES

Drapes are also advisable and a good option for blocking out the scorching heat.  But consider not to buy bleached cottons or synthetics for it might not be as effective as the normal ones. Choose the multiple layered drapes in order to give you and your place a total block out of heat that comes from sunlight, and this is great for bringing in a cool breeze on a hot and tidy afternoon.

BLINDS

There are various types of blinds you can choose to help you in your shield to heat and sunlight. Roman blinds, venetian, vertical and many more. But, one of the most popular and effective is the Zipscreen blinds. This type of blinds can bring total insulation to your room, it can also help block against glare and ultraviolet rays. Nowadays, people are using these kinds having in mind of its purpose at the same time its design.

AWNINGS

You may think that awnings sound old, but window awnings are still helpful until today. Awnings play like a tree outside your house, shade your windows and give your place a cold breeze. Studies show that awnings can reduce heat up to 70-80%.

SOLAR FILM

In modern times, solar films are a very effective way to keep the heat out without making sunshine sacrificed. They are like car tint when you put it in your windows. The heat can’t go directly to your room, but still you can enjoy the ray of sunshine from the outside. You can choose from either discreet and neutral colors, depending on your personal choice that you think can fit to your style and idea.