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Tips To Keep Your Apartment Cool

images-2As temperatures climb Oak Park Apartments would like to recommend some simple tips to help keep your apartment and you as cool as possible.

If you do not have a window air conditioning unit here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Close the blinds on any and all windows that face south, east and west.
  • If you can, invest in sun blocking curtains – they will keep your rooms color in the summer and warmer in the winter. Plus you can take the curtains with you when and if you move.
  • Keep windows closed tight during the heat of the day and ventilate at night when the temperature dips.
  • If the temperature at night is 77 degrees or less open your windows and use a window fan to circulate the cool night air into your apartment.imgres-2
  • Turn on your ceiling fan and make sure they are running counter clockwise.
  • Place a bucket of ice under your ceiling fan.
  • Run the dishwasher at night.
  • Get rid of incandescent lights – they not only use more energy, they generate a lot more heat than CFL or LED light bulbs.
  • Turn off other heat generating electronics that you’re not using.
  • Avoid turning on the stove or oven.
  • Drink plenty of icy fluids.
  • Bring an ice pack to bed.

If you have air conditioning window units follow these suggestions:

  • Make sure to clean filters for the best efficiency.
  • Properly install and seal around the window unit.
  • Reduce humidity but don’t use a dehumidifier when you are running your unit, it makes the air conditioner work harder.
  • Keep the thermostat set at 78 degrees or higher if using ceiling fans.
  • Don’t air-condition unused rooms.
  • If you are leaving your apartment for more then an hour, turn off the air conditioning unit.
  • Use timers on your units.
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Oak Park, IL 60302

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