Summer Heat and Staying Cool
Summer is almost here and everyone is excited to go on vacation or simply spending more time engaging in outdoor activities. However, even as we celebrate the arrival of summer, one thing that worries everyone is how to deal with the summer heat. Furthermore, if the high temperatures are not addressed, they could easily limit you from enjoying this season. So, if you have plans for this summer and do not want heat to get in the way, below are some tips to help you stay cool.
Keeping Heat Off Your Home
To stay cool during the summer, you have to ensure that you do as much as you can to keep heat out of your home. One of the best ways of doing this is ensuring that your windows are closed during the day and open during the night. By keeping your windows closed during the day, you restrict hot air from the outside from entering your home. On the other hand, leaving the windows open at night lets in cool air from the outside into your home. Another way to keep your home cool is by turning off the lights in your house. Some LED and all incandescent bulbs are known to produce heat which adds on to your summer heat issues. Additionally, you can invest in a humidifier
to suck moisture out of the air in your house. This will go a long way in making heat a lot more tolerable. Finally, consider installing a cooling system
to ensure that your house is cool at all times.
Check Your Clothing
Aim to wear fewer clothes during the summer. Preferably, they should be loose and light. Loose clothes allow circulation of air, thus helping to keep you cool. Also, wearing bright-colored clothes will ensure that you reflect the heat rather than absorbing it. Additionally, opt for linen, double gauze and cotton clothes. Their breathability allows more air to reach your body, hence keeping you cool.
Eat and Drink Right
It goes without saying that water should be everyone's staple during the summer season. Already your body is losing a lot of water due to the heat so the least you can do is drink a lot of water. In addition, you can rehydrate by eating fruits and vegetables with a high water concentration. Finally, avoid eating big meals or foods with a high fat content. Besides, the body uses more energy to digest bigger or fatty meals; hence your body tends to feel hotter.
If you want a guarantee that you house will stay cool during the summer, it is important that you have a HVAC system installed or have your current system checked for any malfunctions. Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric is a trusted HVAC professional that offers installation, repair and maintenance services for your HVAC system.
Call us at (847) 469-1794 today to speak to one of our HVAC professionals and have your house sorted for the summer. Don't wait! Schedule your appointment online here