Summer is here, and as you know, it is the hottest time of the year. For many apartment residents, this is an odd time of year to get comfortable with their air conditioning. Some often feel as if they aren’t doing enough to stay cool inside their townhome apartments. If you always seem to be using air conditioning to lower the temperatures inside your apartment, use the following hacks to stay cooled off in your apartment without running your electrical bill.
Shut Your Curtains and Blinds
While the beautiful views at the Apartments of Wildewood will leave you wishing to leave the curtains open, shut your blinds during the heat of the day. Install some blackout curtains to block out any heat further. Research shows that a large percentage of your apartment’s heat comes in through your windows. Following this simple tip can save you a lot with your electrical bills.
Make Your Ceiling Fans Go in the Proper Direction
Your ceiling fans should blow air down during the summer to keep your apartment a bit cooler. Therefore, they should be rotating counter-clockwise. There’s usually a switch on the side of them that you could push up or down to control its direction. Don’t forget to flip it again once the temperatures begin cooling down in the winter.
Sleep in a Cooler Bed
Give your bed a brand new look with cotton sheets. Then, pick a cooling pillow option to help you cool off while asleep. Air pockets in some more modern pillow designs will help keep your head much cooler. If you’re still hot in your bed, consider freezing a 20-ounce water bottle and putting it by your feet before you go to bed.
Move the Air
In addition to your ceiling fan, consider all other options to help you move the air. Place a bowl of ice directly in front of a fan, and then let it blow directly onto you. Turn on all the exhaust fans in your apartment bathroom. Any stagnate air feels a lot hotter than air that’s moving.
Pick the Right Clothing
Clothing made from natural fabrics keeps your body much cooler than those made from human-made fibers. Consider cotton options during the summer to cool you off inside your apartment. Little things like this can have quite a significant impact in the long run while trying to stay cool in your residence.
Hop in the Swimming Pool
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!