Prepare your home for hot summer days…we’ve had some scorchers in NYC! Plan on keeping you and your home refreshed by using these simple guidelines:
- Install solar shades like Phifer’s Sheer Weave in the sunniest part of your home or office space. They look great and keep your home cool by blocking up to 95% of the summer’s dangerous UV rays. They’ll also keep out the glare while keeping your beautiful view in the daylight!
- Apply transparent film as an alternative to shades on your windows. Like solar shades, they block harmful UV rays, yet give you the flexibility to leave a bare window or add elegant window treatments without the distraction of a shade. I like to work with Huper Optik because it rejects up to 99% of UV rays and 96% of infra-red heat! For very strong areas of sunlight, one option is not enough. Layer your windows with both solar shades and film for the best protection and cooling benefits!
- In older homes, use panels on either side of your windows. Make sure you line and interline them to keep cool air in and warm air out.
- And of course…make your favorite iced tea and keep it ready in the fridge! I adore homemade Rosehip Hibiscous Tea, chilled, with lemon and mint!
How do you beat the summer heat?