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How To Stay Cool In Your Apartment In Fishers

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

The extreme heat of summer will often leave your Fishers apartment unbearably hot -- specifically if you occupy a unit at the top of your building. You could increase the burden on the A/C unit for a quick respite and pay higher utility costs. You could also pass your time in the swimming pool. Better yet, use these tips to stay cool in your apartment in Fishers.

Use Your A/C Wisely To Stay Cool In Your Apartment In Fishers

A woman adjusting the thermostat

When attempting to stay cool in your apartment in Fishers, you will undoubtedly be tempted to adjust the A/C. However, using your HVAC system at top capacity can get a bit pricey, and it likely won’t be able to cool down your space more than 15-20 degrees lower than the current exterior temp. Instead, use your air conditioner in a less demanding fashion by setting the thermostat to a slightly higher temp before you leave for your daily commute. This will keep your place from getting too hot without overworking your cooling system while you’re gone. When you come home, adjust it back to a more agreeable setting.

Regular service of your HVAC system lets your A/C run more efficiently too. Ask your building maintenance technicians to check your equipment and install new filters twice a year. Many apartment communities schedule filter replacements during the year and provide the new filters for you. Let them know if you experience any issues.

Put Up Window Treatments To Block Heat From The Sun

Modern living room on a sunny day. 

Windows are known to allow a fair amount of heat. Protecting your space with the proper window treatments will play a critical role in blocking the sun’s rays. Begin by keeping your apartment blinds closed. Even the white blinds used in many apartments will redirect some of the sun’s heat. Then, install blackout window panels. These thicker window coverings guard against those warm ultraviolet rays and can help keep your unit several degrees cooler. The majority of apartment complexes don’t mind if you put up a curtain rod if you are willing to repair the holes in the walls before you move out.

If you enjoy the scenery of your surroundings to the extent that you hesitate to conceal your windows, you could place window films that reflect heat. This see-through material attaches to your windows where it blocks solar heat but not your sightline. While you’re at it, put adhesive weatherstripping on your windows to minimize the influx of hot air while keeping the cool air in.

Get Your Air Circulating With Fans

Fans can create ideal ventilation and air movement through all of your living areas to help ensure consistent comfort. Place a fan close to a vent to circulate your treated air. If you already use overhead fans, set them to rotate in a counterclockwise fashion. This allows the fan to send the cooled air down.

If you have access to kitchen or bath exhaust fans, you could benefit from these too. Typically, these fans draw warmer air out of your apartment and discharge it to your building’s exterior as you cook or use the shower, but they can remove warm air at any time. Turn them on when you get home in the evening to get rid of the uncomfortable, warm air that gathers throughout your interior during your working hours while your cooling system or overhead fans exchange it with treated air.

Limit Your Oven Use When The Summer Heat Is Sizzling

A dark cabinet kitchen with red walls facing the oven and sink. 
Kitchen appliances like ranges give off a fair amount of heat as you cook. When you’re finding it a challenge to stay cool in your apartment in Fishers, try not to use these appliances. Instead, cook meals in a crockpot, microwave, or instant 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 dessert will help you stay cool as well!

Find The Right Apartment And Stay Cool At The Flats at Switch

The Flats at Switch offers spacious floor plans, desirable amenities, and lovely, well-kept grounds--all that you want for pleasant apartment living in every season. We’ll inform you about everything we offer Residents when you contact us at 317-597-5275 or schedule a tour.

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