It’s official, summer is here, and the sun is not going anywhere. This year, in particular, is bound to be one of the hottest yet. Are you prepared for staying cool despite the heat waves that are around the corner?
Take a look at some of the best tips for staying cool this summer.
Keep The Sun Out
A lot of people’s first instinct is to open the windows when the weather gets hot. However, all you’re doing is letting more heat into your home. The best way to keep the heat from entering your house is to close your shades and block out the sunshine.
Your house absorbs the light that it allows; therefore, it’s important that you keep your house as dark as possible on a hot day. Once the sun has set, then you can open all of the windows in your house and air your home out. However, during the day, it’s important to keep the sun far away.
Drink Cold Beverages
There’s something to be said for jumping into an ice-cold swimming pool on a hot day. However, sometimes cooling your body from the outside isn’t as effective as it is as cooling your body off from the inside. Drinking cold water throughout the day can significantly reduce your total body temperature.
In addition to cold water, you can also drink slushees, smoothies, and even munch on ice pops. The idea is to sip or chew on something that will cool you down from the inside out.
If you’ve ever visited Palm Springs, then you know how hot it can get. Its a destination famous for installing what are known as “misters” throughout the town.
These devices splash passersby with cool spritzes of water. While you may not be ready to install an entire misting system into your home, you can carry around a spray bottle.
Any time you start to feel overheated, give yourself a few sprays of ice-cold water…. Close your eyes and before you know it, you’ll feel just like you’re in Palm Springs!
Use Fans In Your Windows
When it comes to keeping the air circulating in your home, it comes down to a certain science. Placing fans in your windows facing out will ensure that the hot air in your home is blowing out. Additionally, you can position another fan to bring cool air in as the other pushes the hot air out.
Over time, your energy bill can start to significantly increase when you rely on an HVAC system. By strategically relying on fans as an alternative, you’re increasing the airflow throughout your home without having to worry about expensive air conditioning bills.