Cool For The Summer: Keep Your Unit Fresh And Cool This Season
Many people will tell you that summer in Manila is a fun time. Rooftop hangouts and beach parties are everywhere—don’t get us started on those steamy summer flings. However, there’s only one thing that makes summer in Manila hell: the heat.
While you can take a dip in the pool or head to the beach to freshen your senses, there’s no hot-and-cold switch to adjust the climate. Sure, you can always turn on the A/C to keep cool, but it’s not as practical especially if you’re trying to keep your electricity bill at a minimum. As summer looms in, keep both yourself and your condo unit cool with these easy tips:
1 | Invest In A Dehumidifier
This compact appliance reduces the humidity levels in any space to make it less susceptible to mold, dust mites, and musty smells. Place a dehumidifier in your unit to remove excess moisture from the air which will create a cooler feeling amid hot temperatures.
2 | Change Your Bedsheets
The bedroom is the most commonly used area in condo units and is also the likeliest place where heat gets trapped in. Enjoy a cozy and cool slumber by opting for cotton bedsheets as these sheets breathe easier and stay cool longer compared to fleece or flannel sheets.
3 | Use Blackout Curtains
If you only have sheer curtains in your unit, consider investing in blackout curtains to block the heat of the sunlight coming from your windows. Thermal backed blinds or blackout curtains reduce the amount of heat that can enter your unit, leaving your unit cooler during the summer season.
4 | Regularly Clean Your Fans
Exhaust fans regulate and absorb the hot air that comes from cooking or hot showers, so keep it clean or change it if it needs to be replaced. Do the same on your electric fans.
5 | Frame Your Paintings
Ultraviolet rays can damage your pieces as it seeps through the glass. Protect your well-loved paintings with acrylic frames that provide about 60 percent of UV protection.
6 | Add Some Greens
It’s no secret that trees give off oxygen. Since you can’t exactly plant a tree inside your unit, place some planters or terrariums instead. Build a tiny garden inside your space for a greener and cozier feeling.