Summer is almost right on our doorsteps and the moment the summer sun starts hovering over us, we will start finding ways to beat this heat in every possible way available. The question is- how to beat the summer heat?
There are a few ways you can fight the heat and stay cool without sacrificing your sanity. We share a few tips on how to survive the summer heat without turning on the air conditioner.
You don't want your air conditioner to break down in the middle of a hot summer day, so keeping it in top condition is essential to combat the heat.
Using a fan when the air conditioner is running can greatly improve the cooling effect. Fans circulate fresh air throughout the room and home as air conditioners lower the air temperature. Fresh air will circulate, lowering the room temperature and helping you stay cool.
If you have a central or window air conditioner, fans can also help move cool air better. If the air feels stagnant and stuffy, try opening the windows and using a fan to circulate the air.
You can stay hydrated and wear comfortable summer clothes. Remember that staying wet, wearing light and comfortable clothing, and using smart technology is key to keeping you cool in the summer.
When you're sweating profusely, whether it's exercising or in the summer heat, it becomes even more important to drink enough water. You'll be sweating profusely, and it's important to drink fluids regularly. Whether it's physical activity or the heat of the day, it's important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Just to dispel the myth that drinking too much water is bad, let's say a healthy adult can drink about four gallons of water a day, so if your body needs more fluids in hot weather or in summer, there's plenty of room to a roundabout.
Smart outdoor choices can also help keep your home cool in the summer. If you have to be outside in the middle of the day, find shade or take shade with you to help cool you down. The added coolness of the shade helps lower body temperature.
To keep your home cool in summer, you should close windows and cover them with blinds/curtains to reduce unwanted heat gain. If you don't have an air conditioner, you can prevent the sun from heating your home by closing windows and shutters during the day and opening them at night to let in cool air.
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Replacing light bulbs will keep your home cool and save on energy costs. Your home is less likely to overheat from the inside if you stay away from appliances. By unplugging your computer when you're not using it, your electronics don't generate heat and you can keep your electricity bills down.
If you're using heat-producing appliances like stoves in the middle of the day when it's warmer outside, your cooling system will have to work even harder to cool your home.
Applying a small ice pack or a full bottle of ice water will help you cool down quickly. Take a regular heating pad, remove the insulating cover if you like, and fill it with ice water. When the water freezes, you can fill empty plastic containers with cold water and drink ice water for a while. If you're trapped in the heat and can't find a cooler spot, you can apply an ice pack or a cold towel to the cooling spots.
These are a few tips that we recommend for beating the summer heat, but you can always have your alternatives.
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