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Tips for Staying Cool in Your Apartment This Summer


by SA Homes, Posted on



The hot summer sun is here and the sweltering heat is beating down on us! You can either crank up the air conditioner or stick to the side of a fan at all times. Although these are the best ways to beat the heat, they do come at a price… Yes, the mounting electricity bill! But don’t worry, these aren’t the only tricks to keeping cool. The top builders in Palakkad bring to you the best tips for staying cool in your apartment this summer without having your electricity bill shoot up.

  1. SUMMER FRIENDLY FABRICS
    Are the fabric around your apartment summer friendly? Switch out all the fleece and flannel and use cotton pillowcases, sheets and bed linen, instead. Cotton is a lightweight fabric that helps keep your body breathe and stay cool. Furthermore, you could also invest in bamboo mats. They are believed to be a lot cooler than cotton. Find a sleepable variant and have a cool good night’s sleep.
  2. KEEP THOSE BLINDS CLOSED
    Did you know? Sunlight brings in a lot of heat with it and this could turn up the temperature in your apartment. You don’t want that, do you? Therefore, it is best to keep those blinds, shades or curtains closed, particularly during the hottest part of the day. Limiting the amount of natural and direct sunlight into your apartment during the summers helps cut your cooling costs by a whopping 15%.
  3. THE ICE-FAN HACK
    This is the fastest way to cooling down your apartment without having to turn on your AC and if you don’t have an AC, this one’s for you! Place a large mixing bowl with ice or an ice pack in front of a large fan such that the air blows across the ice creating a chill around the room. Works like magic!
  4. TURN ON THE EXHAUSTS
    Turn on the exhaust fans especially the one in the kitchen. Your kitchen turns into a furnace during the summer and switching on that exhaust can help draw out the hot air in there before it heats up the rest of your apartment.
  5. LET THE NIGHT BREEZE IN
    Temperatures drop during the night, so make the best of it. How? Simply place a fan near the window such that it draws in the cool evening breeze.

So there you have it. Our top tips to stay cool for the summer!



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