How do you keep cool during the summer?
The beginning of summer is only a few short weeks away! Do you have any special tricks for keeping cool during the summer? The best way to keep cool is by enjoying your central air conditioner, but what are the other things you can do to keep cool?
Water-based activities. There is nothing more refreshing than jumping in a cool pool on a hot day! Water-based activities can be a great way to keep cool outdoors. Start a water balloon fight, visit the local pool or turn on the sprinkler.
Practice “smart” entertaining. Save your parties for later in the evening, or create a shaded outdoor living space. It can be significantly cooler in the shade during a hot summer day.
Know how to properly run fans. During the summer, you want your ceiling fans to run in a counter-clockwise direction so that the air blows down into your rooms. You can also point a box fan out of the window to blow hot air out. Just be careful. We don’t want to encourage air leaks and INCREASED utility bill expenses.
Drink plenty of cool beverages. A cool glass of water or tea can help you cool down on really hot days! It is important to stay hydrated!
If you’re really feeling warm…take a cool shower. This can help lower your body temperature.
Of course, nothing quite keeps you cool like central air. Make sure to schedule your last-minute spring maintenance appointment with your local contractor before things really heat up!
What else do you do during the summer to keep cool?