It's easy to keep your apartment cool without air conditioning. Employing a few basic environmentally friendly principals will help keep you cool and maybe even save you some money.
Lower the humidity. "It's not the heat; it's the humidity" is more than just a seasonal cliché -- it's true. Humidity makes things feel warmer. Try countering this by doing laundry, taking showers and running your dishwasher early in the morning when applicable.
Reverse your ceiling fans. A common tip most apartment renters are not even aware of. If you have an electric ceiling fan, you should run it clockwise in the winter to force the hotter air downward, and then counter-clockwise in the summer to pull hot air up toward the ceiling. Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch that lets you make this change.
Increase air circulation. Even a hot night is normally much cooler than your body, so increasing circulation will help the warm air carry away excess heat from your warmer body. Leave a window open if it's safe to do so. Multiple windows facing different directions to admit breezes is even better.
Keep your blinds or curtains drawn during the day. When sunlight streams through the windows, it creates a miniature greenhouse effect in your home. However during nighttime you’ll want to keep the windows open and let the cooler air flow into the apartment.
Invest in a fan to help circulate air in the room. Use an oscillating tabletop fan to help move stale and stagnant warm air around in the room.
Turn off or reduce the use of heat-generating appliances in the room. For example, both desktop computers and television sets emit heat. LCD display that uses less electricity and emits less heat energy is best whenever possible
Get a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is generally a household appliance which reduces the level of humidity in the air, usually for health or comfort reason. Relative humidity in apartments is preferably 30 to 50 percent
Delay your chores. Vacuuming during the day is a surefire way to raise the temperature of your apartment. Instead, save the vacuuming (and other vigorous chores, which can cause your body temperature to rise) for those cooler mornings and evenings.
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