When I moved to Australia ten years ago I was rather worried about the Aussie climate and I wondered if I would be able to cope with the warm weather. Fast forward one decade and I am no longer fazed by temperatures in the 30s, although I admit I do get a little nervous once we’re heading into the 40 degrees and higher. Thankfully there are some easy measures you can take to keep your cool, here are my three top tips for beating the heat:
After living in two houses without an effective cooling system we made sure our current home is well prepared for hot Australian summers by installing ducted air-conditioning. Being able to cool down the majority of the house with just one click of a button is such a great feeling and a luxury I will always be grateful for. If you live on the Gold Coast you can count on Deepchill Gold Coast Air Conditioning to keep your family cool and comfortable during summer.
For rooms without outlets for your ducted air-conditioning you will have to find an alternative way to keep cool air circulating and yes, there are more attractive options than the traditional white plastic ceiling fan. The trick is to find a fan design that suits your style and colour scheme perfectly so it becomes part of the decor as opposed to a sore in the eye, like a brightly coloured design for the kids’ bedroom/playroom and this classy wood detail Diane Ceiling Fan for your office.
In our household we are big fans of this portable desk fan by Dyson. Not only does the powerful and energy friendly Dyson Cool effectively cool down your room, it is also super stylish to blend in with your decor. We love the fact that the Dyson Cool is 100% safe for children to touch without rotating parts that could injure little fingers and it is super easy to clean so a perfect pick for allergy suffers. Being up to 75% quieter than traditional fans you can keep the fan on at night too, even I can sleep with it on and that says something!
With all the cooling preparations done and dusted I think we’re ready for warm weather to arrive, bring on summer!