6 Tips for a Cooler and Breezier HDB Flat
Hint: These don’t involve cranking up the air conditioning
In a nutshell, ventilation is letting clean air in and letting stale air out. Keep windows closed during the day to keep the heat out (unless you’re home and there’s a strong breeze blowing outside), but open them at night to let the cooler air in.
There are lots of ways to maximise your electric fans beyond pointing them in your direction. Tilt the fan up slightly towards the ceiling to encourage air movement. If you have a couple, position them in opposite corners of the room, one near a window to pull in the breeze.
Plants absorb greenhouse gases and encourage oxygen circulation. Indoor plants are also a natural way to freshen up a space both visually and literally – many have air-purifying benefits.
Switch to LED bulbs – they’re energy-saving, they last longer and don’t contribute much heat unlike other types of light bulbs.
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Your air conditioner is your best ally in keeping your apartment cool, well-ventilated and humidity-free, so have it professionally serviced at least once a year. Check and change filters regularly – approximately every thirty days, depending on how quickly your filter accumulates dust and dirt. These ensure that your AC performs at max efficiency, which lowers your electricity consumption.
Do you practice any of these tips? Is there any heat-beating advice you’d like to share? Let us know in the Comments.