There are many ways to keep a yurt cool, as listed below. Adding just one of these features will help with cooling; for even more chill, select multiple yurt customizations.
- Add reflective insulation: Reflective insulation is especially helpful in hot, exposed areas.
- Install an air conditioning unit: We manufacture a convenience panel that accepts a traditional air conditioner. Mini split systems are increasingly popular and don’t require modifications to the yurt.
- Select an operable dome skylight: An operable dome allows hot air to escape the yurt, pulling cool air in through windows, doors or floor vents. This creates natural convection cooling.
- Install ducts under the platform: If you prefer centralized, air-forced HVAC, you can install ducts under the platform and install registers on the floor.
- Increase circulation with a ceiling fan: When attached to the yurt’s center ring using our fan support, a ceiling fan will maximize the convective cooling process. A reversible fan can push warm air up in the summer or down in the colder months.
- Install platform vents: Add vents in the floor to bring cool air up from beneath the platform.
- Add a tinted dome or center ring insert with shade screen: A tinted dome will minimize passive solar heat entering your yurt through the dome. If you prefer to maximize winter passive heating through a non-tinted dome, select a screen shade insert for warmer months and a bug screen insert for cooler months.
- Opt for screens and window awning frame: Screen doors or screen curtains will keep flying pests at bay while your door is open. Our window awning frames convert our fabric window flaps into awnings, allowing you to keep windows shaded and open.
- Get into good daily habits for cooling your yurt: Particularly in higher elevations, temperatures drop considerably when the sun goes down. Cool your yurt by opening windows at night and closing them up again as daytime temperatures rise.
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5 Ways to Cool Your Yurt