Although the winter is well underway with the days getting colder and the nights getting longer, that doesn’t mean that your apartment will never be warm and toasty again, far from it. Even in the winter months, your apartment can quickly become hot and stuffy, particularly if you’re entertaining guests or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

So here are our top tips for keeping your apartment cool and comfortable all year round…

Installing an Air Conditioning Unit in your Apartment

Although you might think that, because you live in an apartment, air conditioning isn’t a potential solution for you, that isn’t the case.

Whilst some apartments and often don’t allow for external condensing units to be installed (a requirement of most conventional AC units), a water-cooled air conditioning unit without an outside box can offer the perfect solution. And, better still, this type of system won’t require planning permission.

Blinds and Curtains

If you have blinds or curtains on your windows, keep them shut throughout the day during the summer months to keep the sun out of your apartment. This will reduce the amount of incoming heat and help to keep your property cool and comfortable.

Fans

Whilst fans don’t actually reduce the temperature in a room, they circulate the air, making you feel cooler and more refreshed. Perfect for keeping your apartment cool and comfortable all year round, there are a variety of fans to meet your needs and accommodate restrictions on your apartment, including ceiling fans and self standing fans.

Turn off the Lights

If you’re hosting a festive party or you’ve got a group of friends and family round, things can start to get toasty pretty quickly, especially if your apartment is on the smaller side. One heat-causing factor that many people overlook is lighting. Lots of bright lights will emit a significant amount of heat, particularly spotlights. So, to keep things cool and comfortable, try and limit the amount of lights you have on at any one time.