Summer is here and temperatures are slowly creeping up outside and inside the home. Homeowners want to know how to make their dwellings as comfortable as possible during the sizzling, hot summer season. Whether you’re building new or renovating, HK Construction, a fourth-generation kamaʻaina company, offers numerous home design strategies to keep island residents cool. A homeowner can always install air conditioning to beat the heat. However, many in Hawaii forgo air conditioning, opting instead for trade winds and ceiling fans. Building techniques can go much further in helping keep the inside temperature down.