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How To Stay Cool In Your Apartment In Westfield

September 27, 2021
A sunny day at the Lakeside Apartment pool.

The extreme heat of summer will often make your Westfield apartment unbearably hot -- specifically if you occupy a unit on an upper level. You could turn up the A/C unit for relief and deal with a larger utility bill later. Or you could occupy most of your day somewhere else. Alternatively, use these helpful hints to stay cool in your apartment in Westfield.

Be Smart With Your Thermostat To Stay Cool In Your Apartment In Westfield

A woman adjusting the thermostat

When you’re trying to stay cool in your apartment in Westfield, it’s tempting to turn up your cooling system. However, using your A/C equipment at full strength may get expensive, and you shouldn’t expect it to cool off your space more than 15-20 degrees lower than the current exterior temp. The better option is to run your cooling system in a less demanding fashion by moving the thermostat to 78 degrees prior to leaving for work. This will prevent your apartment from heating up too much without overburdening your cooling system when you’re away. After you return home, turn it back down to a more agreeable setting.

Regular service of your HVAC system helps your A/C unit function at a high level of efficiency as well. It’s a good idea to call on your property managaement to check your equipment and replace the air filters on a regular basis. Many properties arrange for HVAC filter changes throughout the year and provide the new filters for you. You should contact them immediately if you experience any issues.

Install Window Treatments To Block The Sun’s Heat

Modern living room on a sunny day. 

Windows are known to bring in a lot of heat. Covering them with the right window treatments can help. Get started by shutting the blinds completely. Even the white blinds used in many apartments can reflect back a bit of the sun’s heat. You can then install room-darkening curtains. These thicker window coverings block hot UV rays and will get your space several degrees cooler. Most apartment communities are fine if you put up a curtain rod as long as you fix any holes you make before moving.

If you are enamored with the natural landscape of your beautiful apartment community too much to block your windows, you might use removable, heat-resistant window film. This smart, see-through solution attaches to your windows where it blocks heat but not your sightline. You can enhance your project even more by placing weatherstripping around the window perimeter to minimize the influx of hot air while keeping the cool air in.

Improve Ventilation And Airflow With Fans

Fans aid in providing ideal ventilation and air movement within all of your rooms to help you stay cool. Place a fan close to a vent to circulate your treated air. If you have ceiling fans, set them to turn in a counterclockwise manner. The fan blades will force cool air downward.

If you have exhaust fans in the bathroom or over the stove, you can use these too. Usually, these fans extract steamy air from your interior and release it outside when showering or cooking, but they could be utilized at any time. Power them on when you get home in the evening to get rid of the hot, stuffy air that gathers within your walls all day while your A/C or overhead fans switch it with more pleasant air.

Limit Your Oven Use When Temperatures Are Soaring

A dark cabinet kitchen with red walls facing the oven and sink. 
Stovetops and ovens give off a lot of heat as you cook. If you’re finding it difficult to stay cool in your apartment in Westfield, avoid using these conveniences. As an alternative, prepare food using a microwave, electric pressure cooker, or crock pot. You could also avoid heat sources completely with a crisp, cold salad and filling sandwich. A cold drink and something sweet from the freezer for your final course will help cool you down too!

You Can Stay Cool At Ashley Place Apartments

Ashley Place boasts roomy layouts, desirable amenities, and enticing surroundings--just what you require for pleasant apartment living in every season. We’ll tell you about everything we make available to our Residents when you call (317) 689-0173 or request a tour.

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