In the Philippines, summer has already begun to arrive even though it is still called spring in some other parts of the world. During this warmest of seasons, one does, in fact, notably learn that the Philippines is a tropical nation.. Between 90 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit, or 32 to 36 degrees Celsius, may be the temperature range. While the length of summer varies, PAGASA, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, defines the hot dry season as lasting from March to May. During this time, it begins to get warm in the morning and continues to get warmer as the afternoon wears on. An extremely sweaty season is caused by periods of rising humidity.
Here are some things you could do to reduce the amount of heat while simultaneously lowering your utility bills.
Choose the proper vines, shrubs, and trees to plant.
Trees are your best buddies if you desire shade, even though it is cliche. If you ever decide to grow some plants, be sure it’s not merely for ornamental purposes.
If you place plants in west-facing areas, they can give you with ample shelter from the sun. The sun is typically at its brightest in these places.
Ensure that you are planting the appropriate kinds of vegetation, as well. Native to the Philippines, deciduous trees can serve as your main source of shade. Summertime shade is further enhanced by trees like Molave, Bani, Narra, and Banaba.
You can grow vines like a Bleeding Heart plant no closer than six inches away from your home.
- Buy a nice ceiling fan.
In order to beat the heat, ceiling fans are more economical. They therefore consume less energy than an air conditioner. Usually, ceiling fans use less than a tenth of the energy that air conditioners do.
Knowing how oppressive the heat in the Philippines may be, ceiling fans may not always be sufficient. It’s interesting that you may combine it with an air conditioner to lower the room’s temperature. You can get more cooling power while using less energy.
Buy a quality ceiling fan that will withstand the heat of the Philippine Summers, then.
- Improve your airflow by making an effort.
A home should have a controlled temperature by proper air movement, particularly in the Philippines. Make sure stale air exits and fresh air enters the space.
Make careful to address adequate ventilation with your architect if you’re preparing to build your own home. In this manner, you wouldn’t have to rely on air conditioners all the time.
In the interim, you still have options if you notice that the airflow in your home is problematic. To provide the necessary airflow, you can switch on your bathroom fan. Table and ceiling fans are also useful for controlling airflow.
- During the night, “flush” your inside air.
This indicates that you should briefly open your windows and doors at night to let out stale air. As heat tends to rise, pay special attention to the upper rooms when performing this task.
Additionally, this is ideal for homes looking to reduce their electricity usage. An A/C does not need to be running to flush the inside air.
- Before going to bed, turn off your devices.
Avoid keeping your electronics (such as laptops, televisions, and internet routers) running until the next morning. They are also sources of extra heat.
Charge your smartphone specifically a few hours before you go to bed. You’ll soon have a cooler room and lower energy costs if you’re disciplined enough to make this a habit.
- Keep your air conditioner in good condition.
Are you familiar with the right way to operate an air conditioner? By setting your air conditioner at 25°C, you may make it only activate when necessary.
Turning off the air conditioner at night is another good practice. You might just open your windows to let in fresh air in the nights because temperatures tend to drop.
Also, remember to look after the outside components of your air conditioner. Verify that no vegetation is obstructing the back portions. Have it checked by a professional on a regular basis because unattended issues may worsen its performance, particularly on hotter days when it must work more difficult.