Whether you want to lower your energy bill or don’t have access to air conditioning at home, staying cool during a heatwave can seem like an insurmountable challenge. With the world opening back up again, some may choose to escape to public air-conditioned buildings such as the movie theatre or library — but can you stay cool at home without breaking the bank?
5 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer
Not using your AC during heat waves can help prevent blackouts and other power problems.
While there are many ways to make using your AC more efficient, there’s something to be said for cutting back your energy consumption overall. Here are some of our favorite ways to keep cool without using your air conditioner.
Summer isn’t summer without ice cream and other cold treats! By making your own popsicles, you’ll have a fast and easy way to cool down your body’s core temperature. You can make popsicles with your favorite fruit and yogurt for a healthy take on this summer sweet!
Use Your Ceiling Fan
Turn your ceiling fan on during summer. According to the MN Commerce Department, a properly sized ceiling fan will provide the most efficient cooling for the occupants of a given room.
Invest in Linen
Can’t sleep at night? Try linen sheets! Linen is a light, breathable fabric, so you won’t have to worry about sweating throughout the night.
Take a Cold Shower
Directly applying cold water to your skin is another fast way to cool down. Take a cold shower or even lay cool washcloths on areas where your blood vessels are closer to the skin, such as your wrists and neck.
Your body needs water to cool itself down. Make sure to drink a lot of water in extreme heat to keep your blood flowing and prevent health issues like heat stroke and dehydration.
When you need an easy way to stay cool, Standard Heating & Air Conditioning provides the comfort you deserve! Our team of professionally trained technicians will help you keep comfortable all summer long. For installations, replacements, repairs, and maintenance, contact us online or by phone at (612) 324-1015 to schedule an appointment or speak to a member of our team today!