How to Keep your Apartment Cool

We’re in the thick of summer, and you can tell by how muggy your apartment feels. The most desired ways to beat the heat indoors are central AC and window units, but if those aren’t possible or you’re waiting on an AC installation or delivery, here’s some ways to make sure you don’t roast in your abode.

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen—or at least don’t use the oven. While you probably can’t escape cooking entirely in the summer, using the oven will heat up your apartment beyond it’s already unfortunate temperatures, and the heat will stick around longer than you leave the oven on.

Opening the windows at night can help maintain cooler evening temperatures that will stretch into the morning, as long as you close the windows back up before the sun starts to blaze.

If you’re using fans, make them even more effective by placing a bowl filled with ice at an angle in front of said fan. The air flow off the ice will make the air throughout the room chillier.

Close your curtains or blinds—the direct sunlight into a room might be nice aesthetically, but it will make rooms substantially hotter especially if your sitting areas are in direct sunlight.

Do you have any tips for summer in the city without AC?

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