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6 Hacks to Keep Your Apartment Cooler

If you always seem to be using the air conditioning to lower the temperatures in your apartment, then use these hacks to stay cool in your apartment without running up your electric bill.

Shut the Blinds and Curtains

While the beautiful views at Gran Bay Apartment Homes will leave you wanting to leave the curtains open, during the heat of the day shut the blinds. Install blackout curtains to further block out the heat. Research shows that over 30 percent of your home’s heat comes in through the windows. Following this simple piece of advice can save you up to seven percent on your electric bills.

Make the Ceiling Fans Go in the Right Direction

Your ceiling fans should blow air down in the summer to keep your apartment cooler. Therefore, they should be rotating in a counter-clockwise direction. There is normally a switch on the side of them that you can simply push up or down to control the fan’s direction. Do not forget to flip it again when temperatures start cooling off in the winter at our apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL.

Sleep in a Cool Bed

Give your bed a new look with cotton sheets. Then, choose a cooling pillow option like buckwheat pillows. The air pockets in these pillows will help keep your head cooler. If you are still hot in bed, then consider freezing a 20-ounce bottle of water and putting it at your feet before you fall to sleep.

Move the Air

In addition to the ceiling fan, consider other options available to you to move the air. Place a bowl of ice in front of a fan, and let it blow directly on you. Turn on the exhaust fans in the bathroom and over your stove. Stagnate air feels warmer than air that is moving.

Employ Aromatherapy

There are many ways that you can use aromatherapy to help you stay cool in the summer while keeping your electric bills in check. Essential oils from the menthol family trick the body into thinking that the body is cold even in the hottest weather. Favorite options include peppermint, spearmint, and eucalyptus. You can use them in a diffuser or mix them with a carrier oil to use them on your body.

Choose the Right Clothing

Clothing made from natural fabrics keeps the body cooler than those made from manmade fibers. Therefore, consider cotton options in the summer. Pick options for underlayers that will move moisture away from the body. You can also find neck options to help you beat the summer heat. If you are still hot, then consider a cooling vest and keep its pockets filled with ice packs.

There are many ways to feel cooler in the summer without blowing your energy bill. One of the most effective is to move to our wonderfully insulated apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL. Give us a call today at 904-271-2899.