Now that the high temperatures have really started, it is hard to remember that this is the season where electricity bills tend to rise. If you live in a new apartment and want to save as much money as possible, then you will most likely avoid using an air conditioning system.

1. Keep the curtains closed
Did you know that up to 30% of unwanted heat comes from windows? If you have curtains in your new apartment, don’t forget to close them when you go out for the day. Keeping the sun’s rays away is a great way to reduce incoming heat.

The use of curtains can save you up to 7% in electrical expenses and reduce interior temperatures. Simply put, closing the curtains prevents your new apartment from turning into a small oven.
2. Invest in a good fan
Not even an air conditioning system could give off a breeze like a fan would. During the summer, fans will be your best option.

Fans are perfect because they allow air to circulate throughout your new apartment.

To get even colder air, you can place a container of ice and place it in front of your fan.
3. Change the sheets on your bed
Changing the sheets not only refreshes a room, it’s also a great way to keep you cool.

While fleece sheets and blankets are great for winter, cotton is great for summer as it allows your body not to sweat, they are breathable, keep you cool, and help you sleep better at night.
4. Let air in at night
In the summer months, temperatures often drop at night. Using nature’s air as air conditioning is the best thing you can do to cool your new apartment.

When you go to sleep, open all the windows and let the fresh air in. Be sure to open the windows at both ends of your new apartment to ensure free air flow. Also, do not forget to close them when the environment begins to heat up.