As the temperatures start to rise, it can be hard to stay cool. But there are a few easy ways to beat the heat and keep your cool all summer long. Whether you’re looking for ways to stay cool while outdoors or ways to keep your home cool, we’ve got you covered. This blog will break down our top tips on how to stay cool this summer.
Staying Cool Outside
Staying cool during the summer can be a challenge, especially when you're spending time outdoors. However, there are a few things you can do to keep your cool. First, make sure you're drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated will help your body regulate its temperature and prevent heat exhaustion. Second, try to find some shade when you're starting to feel too hot. Whether it's a tree, an umbrella, or a pop-up canopy, getting out of the direct sun will help you cool down quickly. Finally, don't forget to apply sunscreen. Sunburns make it harder for your skin to stay cool. Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays will help you stay comfortable all day long.
Staying Cool Inside
The best way to stay cool while indoors is to create a cross breeze. Open windows on opposite sides of the room and set up a fan so that the air is moving around the room. If you don’t have a fan, you can create a makeshift one by hanging a wet towel in front of an open window. The evaporating water will help to cool the air.
Another way to stay cool is to find indoor activities that won’t make you sweat. Reading, playing board games, and watching movies are all good options. If you need to be active, try yoga or Pilates – both can be done in a cool, air-conditioned room. A family-friendly activity is to create your own frozen treats - like popsicles or ice cream!
Finally, make sure that your home air conditioning is running smoothly. Clean the filter regularly and keep the unit itself clean so that it doesn’t have to work overtime to cool the air. This will help you stay comfortable all summer long. It’s also important to make sure you schedule regular HVAC maintenance to make sure you’re stopping all potential problems in their tracks, it is no fun to be caught without air conditioning in the middle of the summer!
For all of your summer cooling needs and questions contact Cotti-Johnson at (774) 768-5154! We work on keeping you comfortable in every season.