Let’s face it, while we all love the Lone Star State, sometimes the summer heat can be just a bit unbearable.
Even with air-conditioning, the summer sun can quickly turn your apartment into a less than comfortable setting. Here are five of our simple tips for keeping your Spring, Texas apartment cool this summer without having to make your air-conditioner work overtime.
Find a Stove or Oven Alternative
Those who enjoy cooking for themselves know that their stoves and ovens are a massive source of heat for an apartment. While this doesn’t mean one has to purely rely on expensive delivery options during the summer months, there are plenty of cooking alternatives that don’t heat up a kitchen quite as much as these appliances.
Some things you can do to keep your kitchen cool include:
- Cooking outdoors
- Using an Instapot or Crockpot
- Eating a cool salad during peak temperatures
Invest in Blackout Curtains
Not only are blackout curtains a fabulous way to keep a room from becoming too bright and noisy, but these miracle workers can even help deflect the heat away from your home. Blackout curtains are able to deflect around 25 percent of the heat that comes from your windows.
Keeping your blackout curtains closed during the day while you’re out can contribute to a cool, calming apartment when you return home to enjoy some indoor AC.
Portable Fans Are Always an Option
Sometimes you want to go beyond your air-conditioning when staying cool. For those hard to cool down corners, portable battery-powered or plug-in fans are an excellent option to cool down certain areas of your home and keep air circulating.
Dress Properly for the Temperature
It may sound silly to think about what you should and shouldn’t wear in the privacy of your own apartment, but when the temperature rises, this is definitely an issue to take into consideration.
Lightweight, loose-fitting clothing can help keep your body comfortable while performing daily activities in your apartment.
Some of the most comfortable lightweight fabrics include the following:
- Sheer Cotton
Ensure Air Flows Where You Need It
You always want to maximize the airflow of your apartment and ensure that the rooms you use the most are at a comfortable temperature. If you know you have a second bedroom that is rarely used or don’t need the bathroom to be cool all of the time, close off their exposure to your AC!
Simply shut those doors and redirect the airflow into your main living quarters, guaranteeing maximum comfort in the areas where you typically unwind.
Cool Down This Summer in Your New Apartment at Arden Woods
If you are new to the Spring area and are looking for a great place to call home, the community at Arden Woods apartments is eager to bring you into the fold. Our affordable, beautiful apartments can accommodate families of all sizes and come equipped with all of the amenities a renter needs for comfortable living.
Contact us today to schedule an apartment viewing or to start the application process with our leasing manager.