Need some relief from this warm weather? Hot, sleepless nights and lethargic days can take their toll. So how can you cool down at home - sustainably? Here are our staff favourite easy and sustainable tips:
Tried all of these no and low-energy tips? If your home is still too hot then you could use the cooling function of your heat pump or ducted heat pump system. The energy efficiency of a heat pump in cooling mode is over a 3:1kW ratio – much more sustainable than other similar options such as commercial air conditioning units. Use sparingly to keep energy use to a minimum, and remember to keep doors and windows closed when in use.
Again, we always recommend natural ventilation over and above mechanical, but if you are seeking automatic ventilation then we recommend positive pressure ventilation systems. Many models come with special summer settings, such as being able to draw cool air from the shady southern side of a home, and circulating that through the house. These systems are excellent for homes with serious moisture issues or trouble ventilating e.g. in winter.
Some great ways to spend less, save more, and help the environment. From food to travel, drinks to home insulation, phone apps to the flatting guide bible.
(Useful for non-students too!)
It’s that wonderful time of year again, when the crowds are big, the music is loud, the kai is plentiful, and that colourful hat seems like a good idea – festival season. Here are a few tips, tricks, and pretty things that will help you tackle festivals more sustainably.
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