Spring has definitely arrived in the Rio Grande Valley (which means summer isn’t too far away—yikes!).
Of course, springtime elsewhere usually means gentle breezes and cooling rains. Except this is South Texas and our spring is a bit warmer to say the least.
No need to worry though. The luxurious Santa Anna Apartment Homes in Weslaco have just what you need to stay fresh. With our refreshing resort-style pool, 24-hour on-site gym, and charming outdoor cabana and outdoor grills, you’ll stay cool as a cucumber.
We also have 8 chilling tips to keep your apartment nice and chilly this spring.
- Fans are your friends.
Portable fans are great at giving your room an extra boost of breeziness. The same goes for ceiling fans; while they are only intended to provide cool air directly below them, ceiling fans work great at keeping a room cool—especially at night.
Rather than turning down your A/C to 70 degree and sending your electricity costs soaring, purchase a few portable fans and place them around your apartment as necessary. (They even help to circulate the already-cooled air in your pad.)
- It’s okay to be a bit of a vampire.
Yes, it’s nice to have a little sun shining into your room on a gorgeous spring day. Except you’re letting in the sun’s heat.
Consider closing blinds and curtains during the day—especially during peak hours (noon till late evening). This is especially true if you’re at work all day, as you can’t even enjoy the light coming in and you’re just making your apartment hotter. Once you get home in the late afternoon, open up those blinds and bit or crack a window to let some breeze in.
- A little furniture feng shui.
The layout of your furniture should not block the flow of cool air coming out of your A/C vents. Consider what is directly underneath the vent and how you can arrange your apartment to get the best cooling effect possible.
- No need to dress to impress.
It’s your apartment right? Why are you in long sleeve with khakis on then? One of the benefits of having your own apartment is that you can wear what you want to wear when you want to. That means enjoying the day in your favorite dress down outfit that will not only keep you comfy but nice and cool too.
Plus, you don’t have to keep bumping down the A/C in hopes of making the apartment cooler.
- Energy-efficient lightbulbs are your friend.
Incandescent lights are known to generate a sizable amount of heat (and require more electricity to run). A quick and effective way to fix this issue is to replace all those old standard bulbs in your apartment with compact fluorescent lights or LED bulbs to use less energy and cause less heat while still producing the same amount of light.
And don’t forget to turn off the lights when not in use.
- Turn off electronics that give off heat.
You might not realize it but computers, televisions, appliances like microwaves, and other electronics all give off heat. (Ever felt the warmth coming off a phone charger?)
If you are really looking for a way to cool down your apartment, then consider turning off and unplugging all electronics that aren’t being used. You’ll actually save on your electricity bill and cool down your place. It’s a win-win.
- A little barbecue sounds good.
On especially hot days, you might consider doing a little grilling outside. It’ll help to reduce the heat you are creating indoors from cooking, which can be quite a bit with multiple burners running.
If you’re not much of a griller then consider the following tips when cooking indoors:
- Use the range vent to reduce hot air.
- Cover pots to stop humidity from spreading all over.
- Instead of opening the oven door to check food, turn on the oven light and look through the glass.
- Don’t forget to change your air conditioner filter.
During spring and summer time, when your A/C is running at full throttle, it’s a good a idea to purchase an air filter every month. Because of the amount you’re using it, the filter will get dirtier faster and let less air come through.
A brand new air filter runs better, saving energy and letting air flow throughout the apartment much more effectively.
Be the coolest person your friends know by staying with us at the luxurious Santa Anna Apartment Homes in Weslaco.
With our awesome pool and 8 chilly tips to keep your apartment cooler, your friends might not want to leave. Why not have them sign a lease with us as well, so they can enjoy all of our amenities just as much as you!
Contact us today at (956) 678-4444 to find out about our move-in specials, availability, or to schedule a visit at our luxurious apartment homes.