5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer - Blue Frost Heating & Cooling

5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer

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Are you trying to handle the summer heat without air conditioning? You can stay cool, or at least cooler, with these 5 tips.

“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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