A great way to cool your home in summer is by allowing natural ventilation to flow through your home. While louvres can keep your home shaded they can also open up your home and allow fresh air inside. Many homes close to the sea have made the most of this feature, as sea breezes can help to cool their homes during the day and reduce the need for excessive air conditioning. This is also a great option for humid areas, where louvres can increase airflow and reduce the dampness of a home.
The great thing about using louvres for ventilation is that you don't need to install a whole wall of louvres for them to be effective. You can even use them to ventilate specific rooms, like a kitchen, bathroom or an outdoor room.