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How To Stay Cool In Your Apartment In Carmel

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

Those scorching summer days may make your Carmel apartment unbearably hot -- especially if you reside on an upper level. You might increase the burden on the A/C for a quick respite and deal with a more costly cooling bill. Another option is to occupy most of your day at the pool. Alternatively, try these tips to stay cool in your apartment in Carmel.

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

A woman adjusting the thermostat

If you’re searching for ways to stay cool in your apartment in Carmel, you will undoubtedly be tempted to crank up the A/C. Unfortunately, operating your HVAC system at full strength can get a bit pricey, and it’s not intended to cool down your apartment more than 15-20 degrees lower than the outer air temperature. Instead, use your cooling system in a less demanding fashion by adjusting your thermostat a few degrees higher before you leave for the day. This will prevent your residence from getting too hot without overburdening your A/C when you’re away. When you come home, adjust it back to a more comfortable temperature.

Good HVAC maintenance helps your A/C unit operate in a more efficient manner as well. Ask your property managaement to check your equipment and install new filters on a regular basis. Many properties arrange for air filter installations during the year and supply the filters for you. Let them know if you have any concerns.

Install Window Treatments To Block The Sun’s Heat

Modern living room on a sunny day. 

The windows at your apartment bring in a lot of heat. Shielding your rooms with the right window treatments will play a critical role in blocking the sun’s rays. Start by keeping your apartment blinds closed. The basic white blinds used in many apartments will divert a portion of the natural heat from sunshine. Then, install blackout curtains. These solid products stave off hot UV rays and will get your unit cooler and more comfortable. Many properties are fine if you put up a curtain rod if you are willing to fix the holes in the walls before moving.

If you are enamored with the natural landscape of your surroundings to the extent that you hesitate to block your windows, try temporary temperature control window film. This smart, see-through solution affixes to your windows and impedes heat but not your view. You can enhance your project even more by placing weatherstripping around the window perimeter to limit the intrusion of hot air while keeping cooler air inside.

Enhance Airflow And Comfort With Fans

Fans help ensure the right amount of air circulation through all of your living areas to help ensure consistent comfort. Place an electric fan next to a vent to circulate your treated air. If you have overhead fans, make sure they turn counterclockwise. The fan blades will force the conditioned air down to where you need it.

If you have bathroom or kitchen exhaust fans, you should consider using these as well. Generally, these fans pull warmer air out of your apartment and release it to the exterior of your home when you shower or cook, but they could be utilized any time you need them too. Power them on when you return in the evening to get rid of the warm, stale air that builds up throughout your interior during your working hours while your cooling system or overhead fans exchange it with treated air.

Limit Your Oven Use When It’s Hot

A dark cabinet kitchen with red walls facing the oven and sink. 
Kitchen appliances like ranges emanate quite a bit of heat when you cook with them. If you’re finding it difficult to stay cool in your apartment in Carmel, don’t turn on these heat-generating devices. 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 ice cream for your final course will help you overcome the summer heat too!

You Can Stay Cool At Highpointe on Meridian Apartments

Highpointe has spacious floor plans, a range of sought-after amenities, and a beautiful community--everything you need to ensure a fulfilling experience in every season. We’ll inform you about all we offer Residents when you call (317) 342-0670 or schedule a tour.