They say that the extreme heat that we experienced this summer is just a sign of the things to come – and that that is all because of the global change in climate. Those who say that also claim that more is in store for us. That means that the summer heat in the years to come will even be more intense.
Do you go for that kind of reasoning? Whether you agree with their claims or not, one thing is for sure – and that is we could use some certain ways of keeping cool when the summer heat strikes.
In order to help you out, we have listed here some of the things that you need to know in order to stay cool and fresh during the summer months:
• You can find some alternative ways of sleeping when the temperature is quite hot. The first is that you can set up some bed in the porch, for example, where you will not need any kind of artificial ventilation to cool you down. You can also sleep under the shade of a tree during the day.
• A very simple step that you can follow in order to stay cool is to just avoid being exposed to the sun altogether. If you have tasks that have to be performed in the outdoors then try it when the sun is still not shining in full. Sunscreen may protect you from the harmful rays but not from its harsh effects.
• Keeping the windows open can lower down the temperature indoors, but there is a big if to that. It would work that way if the temperature outside is actually cooler than indoors. If it is hotter outside, then opening the windows would just drive up the temperature inside, so do not do it.
• You can get a small towel and dip it in very cold water. Then you can place the towel right in front of a fan and the breeze from the fan will blow the cold vapor from the towel. The towel will get dry so you need to wet it a couple of times.
• A ceiling fan can be a very handy thing to have during the summer months. Its main purpose is not to blow air on top of your head, but rather its function is to circulate the air. You want to push the warm air downwards so the colder air could rise.
• You should turn off any lights that are not really needed and think twice before turning on any additional ones. They can generate heat and when you add up the heat that they are going to contribute, it can amount to something substantial.
• Try to minimize activities that generate heat during the day, such as cooking and baking. Try doing most of those at night when the temperature is much lower.
You can try all of these simple steps in order for you to stay cool during the summer time. The best thing that you can do however is to make sure that your AC unit stays running smoothly and well maintained. You should know a good AC maintenance service to take care of that.