1 July 2016,

If you are looking to save some money on your energy costs this summer but still stay comfortable, you are in luck. There are ways that you can reduce the heat build up in your apartment, reducing the time you need to run your AC.

Three Ways to Keep Your Apartment Cool

  • Keep Appliance Use to a Minimum – To reduce the heat build up in your apartment, try not to use your appliances too much. This is especially true when it comes to your oven and dishwasher. If you still want to use your dishwasher run it later at night. As for the oven, enjoy cooking outside on the grill.
  • Don’t Let the Sun In – The sun will quickly heat up your home if you let it in. Use heavy curtains, blinds or even sheets to block the sun from entering your apartment. Blackout curtains and blinds are a good choice, they look nice and they do a great job at keeping heat out.
  • Be Strategic With Your Windows – It is important to be strategic with when you open and close your windows. Open your windows when it is cooler in the morning and night and keep them closed during the hottest parts of the day. If possible you might want to use a box fan to help draw cooler air in at night.

If you are looking for a new home in the Richmond, VA area, Harbor VillageĀ is a great place to live. You can cool off in our pool or enjoy the central AC inside your new home. Our experienced leasing team can help you find the right floor plan for your needs.

Call us today to secure your new home!

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