Tropical nights and sweltering days have been a real issue in August and one that is likely to only get worse year on year. Having the right conditions to work from home during the day as well as sleep in the evenings is now a situation facing many and if like me you have two people working from home then this becomes a multi room issue.
There are some basic changes that can be made, like moving home offices to the north side of the building where it is coolest during the day, creating air flows by opening windows and doors during the night or early hours to release hot air and closing during the day to prevent warm air entering.
Green Homes Grant
However, many maybe considering longer term house improvements, including better insulation, new windows, air conditioning systems. The Governments Green Home Improvements Grant will be available from September and this covers two third of the costs up to £5000 or £10 000 for those on lowest incomes. The scheme covers insulation and windows so this would be a good way to start those improvements.
The link below provides further details of what is covered by the Green Grant https://www.choose.co.uk/news/2020/home-energy-improvement-grants-announced-government/
Externally fitted air conditioning units can be an expensive so this link provides a list of alternatives to air conditioners, and there is something for every budget.
Do remember that externally fitted units, shutters, solar shades may require planning consent before being fitted so do contact me if you need to check whether or not consent is required.