1. darken or cover windows during the day
The south shows us how it’s done: Awnings, blinds and curtains are closed during the bright, hot hours to let in as little sunlight as possible. When the light passes through the pane, the energy is converted into heat. During the day on hot days should therefore be darkened, especially the southern locations.
The most effective are shutters, because the light really stays outside and does not catch inside between the pane and the curtain. Those who do not have shutters, should at least use silver blinds that reflect sunlight.
2. properly ventilate in the morning and evening
When the air is coolest, it is allowed in, otherwise it consistently stays out. In the early morning and late evening is the best time for ventilation. But please do it right: only with as many wide-open windows as possible, the warm air can escape. Wait until you feel the draft and perceive the difference in temperature. At night, it is best to sleep with the window open with insect screens.
3. reduce heat sources
Limit the use of computers, televisions, hot plates, ovens, washers, dryers, lights, or other electrical appliances to produce less heat inside the house or apartment. You can switch off unused devices completely, because even stand-by operation still radiates heat.
4. fans do a good job
Fans don’t cool the air, but they do mix the air in the room better, and just sensing a draft helps combat the heat. Mobile coolers actually cool the air, but they consume a lot of electricity and are not cheap.
5. hang damp cloths in front of the windows
Even if it sounds strange and looks a bit weird, damp cloths in front of the windows noticeably cool the air in the room. However, you should make sure that the moist air can escape. So make sure there is some draft, otherwise it will be too humid in the room.
In times of high construction costs and interest rates, you are exactly right as a landlord, because the demand for real estate for rent is growing. At the same time, it is still worthwhile to make the house or apartment particularly attractive. On the one hand you counteract vacancies, on the other hand you increase the living quality of your tenants and achieve an ideal rent. In this article, we tell you which measures are worthwhile in detail.