Australia experiences extremely hot summers, and in many suburbs there are no inherent breezes to alleviate the heat. Indeed, if you are lucky enough to live along the coast, you may possibly have more relief from the heat with the presence of a decent coastal breeze.

As most homes comprise a considerable percentage of glass in the form of windows, it is pertinent to note that glass is a conductor, and as such allows exterior heat to very easily pass through into the interior. You only have to stand close to an exposed window on a…