She told Express.co.uk: “In the short-term, it’s recommended that households keep windows and blinds closed at certain times of the day, waiting until early evening to open them again.
“In the longer-term, upgrading windows to double or triple glazing can also help households in the summer, particularly for those who have homes with thinner walls.
“Installing canopies and shutters in larger buildings will also help provide winter warmth and summer cool.”
Other experts have also highlighted the importance of insulation amid scorching temperatures.
Mike Childs, head of science at Friends of the Earth told openDemocracy: “The beauty of insulation is that it slows the process of heat moving through walls.
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