For the environmentally conscious, it is all about making use of natural resources for lighting and ventilation. Some homes have turned to use this practice because it’s economical and it keeps the environment free from pollution due to overwhelming electric consumption. Through natural ventilation, you’re allowing fresh air coming in and out of the room to keep your home or space cool without using heaters or air conditioners.

Natural ventilation makes use of ‘passive cooling’ where it is not designed by using sophistically mechanical equipment to bring about comfortable temperature conditions in your home.

Ground Coverings

For homes that are already designed, making use of grass is a great way to weather down the summer heat. Cover pavements and other surrounding soiled areas with grass to act as an insulator against heat. It absorbs heat from the ground and releases cool air into the surrounding space.

Bamboo Furnishings

This type of wood is not only aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but only built for cooling purposes. Bamboo’s airy construction makes it easy to lose trapped air, thus it has a low-heat retention level. If you’re planning of building benches for your outdoor patio, making use of this wood would be a good choice.

Ideal Window Heights

If you’re still in the process of building your house, you may want to maximize natural ventilation for your home. Strategically place windows where direct sunlight can come in to provide natural lighting during the day. To provide well ventilation, a 3.6 feet window height may be an ideal choice for this. It allows adequate airflow and reduces the heat load on the ceilings. You may also install a cheap ceiling fan to aid in the air flow.

Air Deflectors

These are placed in a horizontal or vertical level to redirect air coming in. You can usually see these as overhangs, slats, or louvers placed in a high area to redirect air coming in.

Clerestories

More often than not, these are usually used for illumination purposes. However, it also acts as an air movement facilitator. The design is shaped in a curved manner since hot air believed to go on an upward motion. This space stores hot air and ushers cool air to circulate in the room.

Open the Door

While this may seem like a no-brainer solution, it is one of the best solutions to keeping your home from humidifying and accumulating heat inside. This is particularly true for bathrooms where moulds and mildews are often seen during hot days. You can opt to open the windows and have a fan to provide ventilation for the room. You should face the fan from the inside going out. This way, you let the fan act as a vacuum to facilitate stale air inside going out.

Using a Dehumidifier

There are some spaces in your home that are cooler or damper than others. You see ‘sweaty’ windows with some musty smell added to it. This is particularly true for bathrooms. To reduce humidity, you can take advantage of using dehumidifiers by increasing heat and airflow to dry out the environment.