With temperatures reaching 105 degrees this week, it is understandable that people everywhere are trying to beat the heat by staying inside. But staying inside with the air conditioning turned up can hurt your wallet. So how do you keep your apartment cool without hurting your budget? Let’s take a look at some hot tips for cooling down your apartment
Keeping it Dark
Everyone wants a bright and airy apartment, but not many people think about how their wall of windows affects the temperature of the room. Blocking the heat from your apartment with blinds and black out curtains can help reduce nearly 15 percent of your cooling costs.
Your ceiling fan may be your saving grace when it comes to keeping your air flowing but make sure it is going to right way. Ceiling fans are normally set to clockwise in order to disperse warm air around your home. But in the summertime, make sure to switch them to a counter-clockwise rotation so it can produce a cool breeze.
Don’t Eat Out, Eat Smart
During the summer months, families everywhere prefer to eat out at a restaurant instead of heating up their home with the oven or stove. But instead of wasting, even more, money, why not eat smarter by utilizing the summer weather? Use a grill to cook outside, make summer salads, or use your slow cooker for easy and cool summer meals.
Chill Yourself Instead
While your apartment may be hot, there are some things you can do to cool yourself down. Drinking plenty of water is the best way to keep your body cool against the summer heat. You can also wear lightweight clothing and use a cold washcloth on your head, neck, and wrists to chill your body. A cool bath can also be refreshing or try a dip in the Harborside Village Apartment’s pool.
Beating the heat this summer could prove impossible if it also means breaking the bank. But when you use these tips, you will be able to save money and keep cool all summer long!
Beating the Heat with Harborside Village Apartments!
Harborside Village Apartments are beautiful waterfront luxury apartments located on the picturesque Gunpowder Cove! To learn more about Harborside Village, please give us a call at 410-679-1130 or send us an email at [email protected]. You can also request a brochure to learn more about life at Harborside Village on our website!