With the right planning, you can create a cool, comfortable, and healthy home even without air conditioning or air conditioning. How to?
In tropical countries like Indonesia, the intensity of sunlight is sometimes excessive, especially entering the dry season. As a result, the house becomes hot and stifling. For that, you must know how to make your house cool and healthy , even without air conditioning or air conditioning.
Air conditioning can indeed be an instant solution , but you have to be prepared to spend more money on electricity costs. Moreover, electricity rates often go up.
Actually, with proper planning, the house can be made cool, comfortable, and healthy even without air conditioning. How, by looking at the movement of sunlight.
Besides being good for health, the morning sunlight that enters the bedroom makes you not lazy to wake up. So that the morning sun can enter this space, place the bedroom on the southeast to northeast side. This position also prevents the bedroom from being blocked from the afternoon sun which often makes the room hot at night.
Public spaces Family rooms, living rooms, and dining rooms should be on the northwest or southwest side. In this position, public spaces will get warm natural lighting.
However, to reduce solar heat from the west side, it is necessary to use heat-absorbing materials. You can use a coating for the walls or install aluminum foil on the ceiling of the house.
Also make cross ventilation (cross ventilation) by making lots of vents on the two opposite sides of the wall. This method is proven to be effective in bringing coolness in the room.
The bathroom or toilet has high humidity. A humid room is very dangerous for health, especially breathing.
In order to reduce humidity levels, the bathroom or toilet really needs direct sunlight. For that, place the bathroom on the west or east side of the house.
As a place to cook, the kitchen has a high room temperature. Therefore, the kitchen should be placed in a position that gets less sunlight, namely on the north or south side of the house.
Opening the house
To reduce exposure to direct sunlight, place the opening of the house, such as a door or window on the north or south side. If this is not possible, you can install curtains or heat-absorbing glass on the door or window .