Are you searching for ways to keep your rental property cool this summer without having to use your air conditioner more? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, we will provide you with several tips you can use for cooling down your rental property without having to spend a lot of money.
Tip #1 – Invest in Window Coverings
The first way to keep your rental property cool this summer is to invest in window coverings. Window coverings are affordable and you can easily find curtains at your local Walmart for as low as $10 per panel.
When buying curtains make sure that you choose curtains with thermal backing because these curtains will be more effective at blocking heat from entering your rental property.
Tip #2 – Keep Electronics Away from Your Thermostat
Another great way to ensure that your rental property stays cool during the summer months is to keep electronics like television away from your thermostat. This is important because TV’s and other electronics emit heat that can easily warm up any space and cause your thermostat to run the air conditioner more during the summer even if the other rooms in your rental property are not hot.
Tip #3 – Invest in Fans
Yes, you need to use your air conditioner during the summer months but you should also invest in fans because traditional box fans or oscillating fans will circulate the air in your rental property and keep it cooler for longer periods of time while your air conditioner is turned off.
Tip #4 – Open Your Windows at Night
Last of all, but most important, depending on your location, you may want to consider opening a window at night to bring in the cool air from the outside into your rental property. In some cases, you may even be able to cool your whole rental property down at night and this will enable you to keep your air conditioner turned off for longer periods of time during the day.
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