5 things you can
do to help prepare
for a heatwave.

Check fans and
air-conditioners are 
working well and get 
them serviced

Being able to cool your home during a heatwave is crucial. Make sure everything is working before you enter the summer months.

Choose curtains that
can reflect heat

Use curtains with pale linings in rooms that get a lot of sunlight to help reflect the heat.​

Think about adding 
shutters or shading to 
windows that face west

The sun sets in the west which is why rooms that face this way often become the hottest. Consider putting shading, such as external blinds or shutters, on windows in rooms that face in this direction.​

Prepare a cool room
in your house​

Use air conditioning, fans, curtains and blinds to create a cool room in your home for when a heatwave is at its most intense.​

Make sure your house
can properly manage
its temperature
without compromising

Insulation in the ceiling and walls is a great way to do this and will help keep your house cool.​

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