Keeping Cool With Your Plantation Shutters


The UK has experienced some extraordinary weather changes and temperatures over the last few weeks, with temperatures reaching over 39 degrees in some areas.

As many of us struggled to sleep at night or work from home during the day, we know you will have been clutching on ways to keep cool. So here are some tips to stay cool on days where the heat feels too hot to handle:

Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters are ideal for warm days when temperatures are soaring, as they are fantastic for helping with temperature control in rooms. Closing your shutters in front of an open window will ensure that a breeze can still blow through the room and keep the room ventilated while the angling of the slats will prevent light from shining through.

As plantation shutters increase privacy levels, you can wear whatever you need to ensure your body temperature is cool without passersby observing.


There is a range of options when it comes to home fans. However, putting a bowl of ice in front of the fan is a great way to ensure that cold air is blowing on you when positioned correctly. Another option is to have a mister spray bottle next to the bed and occasionally spray yourself to cool down.

Lower your duvet tog

Many of us have a preference for our duvet thickness, but for a good night’s sleep, the ideal duvet may change throughout the year. For hot summer months, a duvet tog of 1.0-4.5 is recommended for keeping cool on an evening. Whereas a mid-range tog of 7.0-10.5 is ideal for autumn and spring.

For more information on plantation shutters for summer or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All window shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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