5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
We’ve had a few extremely hot days that have made us grateful for air conditioning and the anticipated pleasure of fall-like temperatures already, but summer is hardly through with us yet. We’ve only just begun. Yesterday was the first day of summer. Are you prepared to stay cool this summer?
5 Ways to Stay Cool Without your Air Conditioner
If you’re trying to tough it out without the help of air conditioning, there are at least 5 things you can do to help you stay cool in the summer.
1. Lie Low
Heat rises. If you’re looking for a little relief from hot temperatures and your basement is finished, lie low (literally). The coolest parts of your house will always be the lower levels.
2. Keep Lights Off and Blinds Closed
Dark rooms stay cooler. All that summer sunlight and the light from light bulbs when they’re turned on will raise the temperatures in your house. So go dark for as long as you can.
3. Dress Lightly
Forego undershirts with everything. Shorts and t-shirts are just fine for hot weather. Dress in light, airy fabric that is also lighter in color. The darker your clothes, the more heat they’ll retain.
4. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats take the weather into account, as well as the time of day and your schedule. Once all these things are factored in, a programmable thermostat can keep you cool and save you money.
5. Drink Cold Drinks
Extreme heat may be a good time to kick the coffee and certainly soda pop to the curb. Caffeine can speed up dehydration. Stay cool and hydrated with glasses of iced water or fruit smoothies instead.
Stay Cool with Blue Frost Heating & Cooling
Keeping you cool is what your air conditioner is supposed to do. If you can’t get cool and stay cool without air conditioning, call Blue Frost Heating & Cooling at (630) 444-0860 today. We can service or repair your HVAC unit or install a cooling system that’s just right for your home.
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