While some apartment owners have been blessed with air conditioning, many other apartments haven’t required such a luxury. Here are some tips of how to keep your home cool when the temperature goes up.
KEEP YOUR BLINDS CLOSED
Did you know that limiting the amount of sunlight coming into your house can help keep your house cool? Sunlight carries a large amount of heat, and blocking it out can mean estimated savings of 10-15% on your cooling costs.
LEAVE THOSE DOORS OPEN
Nothing halts a cooling breeze or draft quicker than a closed door. By allowing air to circulate naturally, your apartment will automatically feel cooler.
USE THIS ICE-COLD FAN HACK
Yes, this really does work. Fill a large bowl with ice or ice packs and put it directly in front of a fan. When the fan blows across the ice, it produces an air conditioner-like chill that’s sure to cool you down.
DON’T FORGET THOSE EXTRACTOR FANS
While we’re on the subject of fans, why not put those exhaust fans you have in kitchen and bathroom to good use? Both can suck the hot air out, allowing cooler air to move in — particularly useful after a cooking session or a hot shower.
THINK ABOUT FABRICS
Are your sheets, pillowcases, pyjamas or other clothing summer-friendly? It might be time to step away from the flannel and fleece. Switching your fabrics to cottons and other lightweight material lets your body breathe easier and stay cooler.
CHILL YOURSELF OUT
While your apartment may be hot, there are still things you can do to ensure you’re keeping yourself as chilled as possible. Focus on wearing lightweight clothing and use a cold washcloth to cool down areas such as your head and neck. A cool bath can also be very refreshing, and don’t forget to keep downing the ice-cold drinks.
MAKE USE OF THE NIGHT
When it comes to cooling your apartment, nighttime is indeed the right time. Temperatures generally fall in the evenings, giving you a chance to set up some fans near your windows and suck in that cool breeze.
STOP COOKING INDOORS
It’s a fact: when you turn on the oven, it heats up your apartment. Instead of meals that require your oven, focus on cooling summer salads, BBQ’ing outdoors or even look into a slow cooker which can cook your food without all the extra kitchen heat.
BEST SOLUTION: RENT OR BUY A PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER
Keeping your apartment cool in the summer is no easy feat without an air conditioner. But with the portable air conditioner system, you can have a cool environment and not have to be worried about the summer heat.