No air conditioning? No problem! Whether you're without A/C or are just looking for ways to save on your summer cooling bills, Team Greenwin has put together some tips that will help you keep your cool all summer long.
Close Blinds/Curtains During the Day - The quickest way that your apartment will heat up is from the rays of the sun beaming in. Help to counteract this by keeping your blinds and/or curtains closed during the day.
Keep Windows Closed Until Evening - During the hottest parts of the day, you might think that opening your window would be beneficial. In fact, especially if there is no wind, it might only serve to make you feel even hotter in your apartment. Refrain from opening your windows until the evening hours, when the sun is setting and the air is much cooler.
Strategically Place Fans - When you DO open your windows, place a fan in front of it to help circulate that cool, fresh air throughout your apartment. If you can, create a cross breeze by opening windows on opposite ends of your apartment and placing fans in front of each.
Ceiling Fans Are Your Friend - Don't have a ceiling fan? Inquire with your property manager to see if you can have one installed. Not only are they ideal for circulating air, they are economical and environmentally friendly. Most ceiling fans only use between 10 - 100 watts of energy, compared to the 2000 - 5000 watts that an air conditioner uses.
Use Air Conditioning Sparingly - If you do decide to use an air conditioner, use it wisely. Don't have it running all day while you're away at work. Turn it on once when you get home to cool off your apartment and then leave it off for the rest of the evening. Remember to open up windows for cooler breeze later, particularly when you're ready for bed.