Best Ways to Cool Down Your Rental

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When summer rolls around, it can mean the start of vacation, a new romance or more outdoor activities, but for many renters it means the start of hot, stifling, sweaty apartments.

While some solutions are obvious, most renters are unaware of the long list of options available. From changing lightbulbs to switching window shades, there are plenty of ways renters can keep their apartments cool when it's hot outside.

Here's a list of some of those options, from the cheap to the more expensive -- and with each solution we offer the pros, cons and approximate costs.