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Sep 2017 06

How to Stay Cool Without Exhausting Your Air-Conditioner

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Summer

The heat has been hitting us hard this year. Many homeowners are desperate to cool off, but want a solution that doesn’t involve running their air-conditioner 24/7. Luckily, there are many ways to stay cool, without running up your utility bills.

 

Hydrate

One of the easiest ways to beat the heat quickly is by filling your body with cool fluids. Keeping your internal body temperature low can be much more effective than trying to apply cold things to your exterior. Keep bottled water in the fridge for easy access or invest in a reusable water bottle to keep yourself motivated to stay hydrated throughout the day.

 

Shower

While drinking cold water can keep your temperature down on the inside, the heat may make it necessary to cool yourself on the outside. A cool shower is a great way to reset your body’s temperature gauge, and leave you feeling refreshed.

 

Freeze

Another ally in the fight to beat the heat is in your kitchen: your fridge and freezer. While standing in front of it with the door open is not a good idea, finding a place for a few wet washcloths is. Falling asleep will be more relaxing with a cool compress resting on your forehead or wrists.

 

Cotton

During the summer it is always best to choose light fabrics for your outfits and linens. Sticking with breathable materials will keep you cool throughout the day and relaxed at night. Wait for winter to snuggle under your heavy fleece blanket.

 

Block

Another way to make sure your home stays cool in the summer is to keep the sun out, but also making sure the hot air in your home somewhere to go. Heat-blocking curtains are a cost-effective way to keep the sun from heating up your home. As the temperature lowers, don’t forget to open the curtains to give the hot air an escape.

 

With these tips, homeowners can stay cool while keeping their utility bills in check. But if the heat is still too much to handle, it may be time for an HVAC Maintenance Check. To schedule an appointment, contact us or call 800-994-2577.

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